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Chris Farrell: Ireland centre ‘steps back’ from Munster duty amid French legal case

Chris Farrell in action for Ireland against Japan 14 months ago
Chris Farrell won the last of his 15 Ireland caps 14 months ago

Ireland centre Chris Farrell has stepped away from Munster duty amid a legal case in France.

The legal case dates back to an allegation made in March 2017.

Farrell played for French Top 14 side Grenoble from 2014-2017 and has made 15 appearances for Ireland.

A statement said the 29-year-old would not be involved with the club while “legal proceedings concerning his alleged involvement as a witness to an alleged crime in 2017, are ongoing”.

“Munster Rugby and Chris Farrell have agreed that, with immediate effect, he will be stepping back from his involvement with the Munster squad,” the statement read.

“As this is an active legal matter before the French courts, we have no further comment.”



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