Leinster prop forced off flight to Cape Town

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:41
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NEWS: Leinster prop Cian Healy has been forced off the squad flight travelling from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town after a laptop incident.

Leinster headed to Cape Town for four days after their 31-10 win over the Kings on Saturday in Port Elizabeth.

The side take on Cheetahs this Saturday and will head to Bloemfontein later this week.

According to a statement released by Leinster, Healy was asked to exit the flight after he refused to shut down the laptop.

"Leinster Rugby can confirm that Cian Healy was asked to leave yesterday afternoon's flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town," the statement read.

"The issue related to a misunderstanding around the use of a laptop during the approach to take off.

"Cian disembarked the plane and took the next available flight to Cape Town with the same airline.

"Cian apologised sincerely to all concerned at the time for any inconvenience caused,"

This is not the first speedbump the Irish club have experienced on their first trip to South Africa.

Last week, two of Leinster's New Zealanders Isa Nacewa and Jamison Gibson-Park were denied entry to South Africa after their encountered "visa issues" at Johannesburg's OR Tambo airport on Wednesday and had to return to Dublin.

The club later released a statement taking full responsibility for the situation and  stated that is was "clearly an administrative oversight on [their] part and a valuable lesson has been learned,"

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Fri, 15 December 2017
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Sat, 16 December 2017
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Leinster v Exeter Chiefs 15h15 Aviva Stadium
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Sun, 17 December 2017
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Clermont Auvergne v Saracens 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Ospreys v Northampton Saints 15h15 Liberty Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Munster 17h30 Welford Road
RESULT SCORE
Mon, 11 December 2017
Saracens v Clermont Auvergne 14 | 46
Sun, 10 December 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster 8 | 18
Harlequins v Ulster 5 | 17
La Rochelle v Wasps 49 | 29
Sat, 09 December 2017
Munster v Leicester Tigers 33 | 10
Castres v Racing Metro 16 | 13
Northampton Saints v Ospreys 32 | 43
Toulon v Bath 24 | 20
Scarlets v Treviso 33 | 28
Fri, 08 December 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier 22 | 29
Sun, 03 December 2017
Harlequins v Saracens 20 | 19
Sat, 02 December 2017
Cheetahs v Scarlets 28 | 21
Munster v Ospreys 36 | 10
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 32 | 25
Treviso v Leinster 10 | 36
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Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Glasgow Warriors 10 10 0 0 48
Munster 10 7 0 3 36
Cheetahs 10 6 0 4 29
Cardiff Blues 10 4 0 6 19
Connacht 10 3 0 7 18
Zebre 10 3 0 7 16
Ospreys 10 2 0 8 11
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
Scarlets 10 8 0 2 40
Leinster 10 8 0 2 37
Ulster 10 7 1 2 35
Edinburgh 10 6 0 4 28
Treviso 10 3 0 7 15
Dragons 10 2 1 7 13
Kings 10 0 0 10 4