Two Castres players have been suspended following controversial incidents during the French side’s Heineken Champions Cup win over Munster last weekend.
Castres Olympique scrum half Rory Kockott was hit with a three-week ban for ‘making contact with the eye and/or the eye area’ of Munster back-row Chirs Cloete.
And their replacement hooker Marc-Antoine Rallier was suspended for a week for a dangerous tackle on Peter O’Mahony.
The pair were cited by match citing commissioner Chris Catlin of England after the game, even though Rallier was sin-binned by referee Wayne Barnes at the time.
Barnes’ handling of the game came in for criticism, as the home side at the Stade Pierre Fabre resorted to violence and off-the-ball tactics.
Castres’ Bejamín Urdapilleta escaped any punishment for his feet-first sliding tackle on Andrew Conway as the Munster wing dived on a loose ball near the attacking try-line.
Urdapilleta’s intervention saw Conway drop the ball and the try he thought he had scored was disallowed as Munster fell to a 13-12 defeat in Pool One.