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European Professional Club Rugby has launched an investigation into the 30-man brawl that erupted after the Munster team doctor was accused of making a “horrible” derogatory remark to Jamie George, Saracens’ England hooker.

The melee during Saturday’s game, which Saracens won 15-6, lasted several minutes and at one stage spilt over the advertising hoardings on to the athletics track.

Moments before the 50th-minute incident, George had reacted angrily to comments by Dr Jamie Kearns, Munster’s head of medical, who was standing on the touchline.

Owen Farrell, the England captain, was eventually penalised for charging into the brawl, which some supporters helped to break up.

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The Irish province could now face disciplinary action, even though Saracens last night indicated they would not be making an official complaint.

“Information will now be sought from the match officials and from both clubs, and EPCR will be making no further comment until the investigation has been completed,” said a spokesman for EPCR, the organiser of the Champions Cup.

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