Johnny Sexton reportedly insulted South African referee Jaco Peyper and his match officials after Leinster were beaten by La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final.
Trailing 23-14 at the break, La Rochelle staged a stunning fightback to beat Leinster 27-26 and retain the Champions Cup.
The aftermath of the match has been dominated by a reported altercation between Leinster captain Sexton and the match officials at full time.
A video obtained by Sunday newspaper Rapport shows Sexton, dressed in a suit after missing the game due to injury, admonishing the match officials.
According to Rapport, Sexton told the referees that they were a “disgrace” and also used expletives, while hurling insults at them.
It remains to be seen whether World Rugby will take action against the Ireland international. Whether Sexton is charged, depends on if the assistant referees – Karl Dickson and Christophe Ridley – can confirm what he said. Peyper was further away and could not hear everything as La Rochelle celebrated their second successive European title.
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