Reports are circulating that European Champion Cup authorities will not impose any sanctions on Toulon prop Martin Castrogiovanni for his foul-mouthed rant against Leicester’s Richard Cockerill last weekend.
Instead of levying a fine or match ban, EPCR officials are expected to issue a statement saying the Italian prop’s comments ‘livened up the otherwise dull Monday papers’ and were ‘totally awesome’.
The tirade - which was the best thing to happen to happen in a rugby press conference in years - has been reviewed thoroughly by tournament officials and seems to have been given not only the all clear, but a general thumbs up.
One source, who wished to remain anonymous, said there was ‘pretty little to disagree with…in fact the interview was pretty hilarious’.
In contrast to Castrogiovanni’s outcome, the EPCR officials are expected to pass a ‘guilty’ verdict on Delon Armitage for his latest charge of misconduct without even reviewing the evidence as it will ‘just save time for all concerned’.