Munster ban Saracens pitch invader 6 months ago

Munster ban Saracens pitch invader

Munster Rugby have banned the pitch invader that confronted Billy Vunipola following their Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Saracens last month.

The fan came onto the pitch and began to berate Vunipola, who had come under criticism for his defence of Israel Folau's homophobic comments, and Munster have moved to ban the fan from Thomond Park.

The club said in a statement:

"Following further investigation into the incident involving a spectator entering the field of play at the Ricoh Arena the province can confirm that a decision has been made to prohibit the supporter from attending matches at Irish Independent Park and Thomond Park, in addition to the ban from the Ricoh Arena.

"The province wishes to reiterate it does not condone the entry of any spectator to the field of play.

"While it was hugely disappointing to see a supporter breach the stadium regulations, the behaviour of this one individual is not reflective of our supporters."

Munster will play Benetton Treviso this Saturday in Limerick with the winner advancing to a PRO14 semi-final to meet defending champions Leinster at the RDS.