Cas­tres pair hit with bans

Irish Examiner - Sport - - RUGBY -

Cas­tres scrum-half Rory Kockott has re­ceived a three-week ban after be­ing found guilty of mak­ing con­tact with the eye area of Munster’s Chris Cloete.

Kockott was cited by the match cit­ing com­mis­sioner after the in­ci­dent in Satur­day’s Heineken Cham­pi­ons Cup clash.

The 32-year-old French in­ter­na­tional’s of­fence was deemed ‘low end’ and he has been handed a three­week band, and he will be free to play in Cas­tres’ round five game against ex­eter on Jan­uary. 13

Cas­tres hooker Mar­can­toine Ral­lier was sus­pended for one week after a dan­ger­ous tackle on Peter O’ma­hony in the same match.

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