Irish referee floored after copping box-kick clearance to the face

JP Doyle was left red-faced and red-earred at the weekend.

IRISH REFEREE JP DOYLE was flattened at Kingsholm on Sunday after receiving a box-kick clearance to the face.

The Dubliner, who works primarily in the Premiership, got a little bit too close to the action at the weekend while officiating Gloucester’s home win over Worcester.

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Doyle sprung back to his feet and called a halt to play so he could check with the T.M.O over the next course of action. A scrum re-start was eventually awarded.

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