Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care has hit back at Munster's criticism of their approach to Saturday's Heineken Champions Cup clash, accusing the province of "diving and complaining".  

Munster head coach Johann van Graan aired his own unhappiness with what he called some "unacceptable" late tackles on his out-half Ben Healy in the home team's 21-7 Pool B victory at Thomond Park.

Alex Dombrandt was yellow-carded for a shoulder charge on Healy, with the 21-year-old sustaining an injury that has ruled him out of this Saturday's trip to Clermont Auvergne.

"It was quite clearly a tactic from the opposition to hit him late and certain things in the game are just unacceptable," Van Graan said. "He's now got injured because of that."

Speaking on the BBC's Rugby Union Weekly podcast, Care shrugged off the suggestion his side has overstepped the mark.

"It got quite physical. Our discipline let us down again and it was too much for us to do.

"There was a couple of 50-50 decisions went against us, a couple of Irish linesmen, but we won't say anything more than that.

"I've heard they’re all complaining about late hits. Ask Mike Brown about late hits and why he didn’t come back on the pitch. He was KO'd. But nothing came of that, and then we took a couple of yellow cards for it.

"You go after every 10. Anything that we done to their 10 wasn't not done to our players.

"We thought we were playing PSG a couple of times with all the rolling around and diving and complaining.

"It's a physical sport sometimes. Obviously they got the better of it at the weekend, well done to them. We look forward to the rematch in January.

"I loved the game, it was niggly, feisty - England v Ireland. It made me feel like I was back in a Test match environment."

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