Owen Farrell England star admits brawl got Saracens ‘revved’ to beat Munster as inquiry opens

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Mako Vunipola says Munster’s manic medic did Saracens a favour by provoking the brawl which sparked their potentially season-defining win.

European rugby chiefs yesterday launched an investigation into the incident which led to a 30-man free-for-all which spilt off the pitch.

Formal letters will be sent to both clubs to establish the facts before Champions Cup organisers rule on whether a misconduct charge is called for.

The Londoners accused Munster’s head of medical Jamie Kearns of directing a “horrible” remark towards England star Jamie George.



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Bizarrely, when the dust settled, only England captain Owen Farrell was penalised

They claimed “something derogatory” was said about George’s weight but suggested the real upset was caused by a further comment made about a member of his family.

England prop Vunipola was part of a Sarries team drifting fairly aimlessly towards home defeat and European elimination when it all kicked off at Allianz Park.

The tear-up snapped them out of their torpor and the champions scored two late tries to not only triumph but deny Munster a losing bonus point.



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England hooker Jamie George was furious at remarks made to him by Munster doctor

“As players we don’t want something to have to happen like that to rev us up,” said Vunipola. “But it did and we are just very thankful we got the result in the end.

“You want a reaction after something like that. It is unfortunate it happened like that but we just had to back it up afterwards.”

Vunipola himself scored the all-important second try after younger brother Billy, immense throughout, made the first by occupying four defenders and slipping Sean Maitland the scoring pass.



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Mako Vunipola powers over for Saracens’ second try

“It was unbelievable being in the mix there,” added Mako. “It was physical but we spoke during the week

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