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Disciplinary chiefs look at Martin Castrogiovanni rant

Martin Castrogiovanni's expletive-ridden tirade after Toulon's defeat by Leicester is to be investigated. European Professional Club Rugby is also probing allegations that Delon Armitage, the Top 14 team's full-back, directed offensive language at spectators.

Both incidents are being examined after complaints were made by Leicester, who toppled the reigning European champions 25-21. Castrogiovanni sought out journalists after the match and unleashed a foul-mouthed assault on Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill, who had claimed the former Italy prop swapped the Tigers for Toulon in 2013 for financial reasons.

Armitage is alleged to have verbally abused spectators as he departed the pitch for half-time.

"Our disciplinary officer is now investigating those incidents to determine, among other things, whether there are grounds to bring misconduct complaints against those involved," a statement released by EPCR said.

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