Footage of off the ball clash between Johnny Sexton and Joey Carbery emerges
Leinster captain Johnny Sexton was fired up for the interprovincial derby with Munster on Saturday.
The Ireland fly-half was involved in multiple flashpoints during the game which included slapping Munster flanker Fineen Wycherley with his own headgear as well as rag dolling former teammate Joey Carbery to the ground following a high tackle on Jordan Larmour in the first-half.
The footage was captured by the eir Sport cameras, however, new footage appears to show Sexton clashing with Carbery while the Munster fly-half was on the ground.
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Johnny Sexton says his couple of run-ins with Joey Carbery are just a part of the game. Says he can't recall a coming together at one ruck that left Carbery in some discomfort
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In a tense and brutal encounter at Thomond Park in Limerick, Tadhg Furlong and Cian Healy both received yellow cards for high tackles on Chris Cloete and Conor Murray respectively while James Lowe was red carded for tackling Munster counterpart Andrew Conway in the air.
Former Ireland second-row Donncha O'Callaghan said that Leinster were awful and that their discipline was really, really bad in Limerick.
"What's going on with Leinster? Did Santa not stop there or are they frustrated with the trip down and the traffic in Naas?" O'Callaghan asked during eir Sport's coverage.
"They've been awful. Their discipline has been really, really bad. I'll be honest, I think there could have been two red cards. I just think Leo [Cullen] and Stuart [Lancaster] need to get a hold of guys in their dressing room and have to take control.
"They have to go to the main guys in their dressing room and their leaders and say 'this is not an acceptable way to conduct yourself on the pitch'."