Andrew Conway touches down but the try wasn’t awarded. Source: James Crombie/INPHO
MUNSTER SUFFERED A one-point defeat away to Castres in the Heineken European Champions Cup over the weekend.
In the 69th minute, Andrew Conway missed out on a try after he was deemed to have knocked the ball on — but that was only after Benjamin Urdapilleta slid in with his knees on the Munster wing.
Ex-Ireland and Leinster centre Brian O’Driscoll believes that the Argentine flyhalf should have been yellow carded by referee Wayne Barnes, and he has called for an end to tackling of that nature.
“It was a good counter attack from Munster and a try-scoring opportunity,” O’Driscoll said on BT Sport.
“It’s a little chip and chase from Conway. It is clear that Conway knocks the ball on, but look at that for leading with knees.
“Conway missed the summer tour in Australia because of knee drop what was of a similar kind. He’s not going for that with his feet. It’s not football — you can’t have a slide tackle. He’s not even trying to for it with his arms.”