Stringer hits back at Fillol after spitting storm as Bath bow out of Amlin Cup
15:44 GMT, 6 April 2013
11:00 GMT, 7 April 2013
Peter Stringer was furious after being spat at by opposing scrum-half Jerome Fillol as Bath crashed out of Europe.
The Irish No 9 hopes his rival from Stade Francais will be hit with a long ban for the ugly bust-up which he labelled 'the lowest of the lows'.
Today, Stringer took to Twitter to further express his view at the incident, posting: 'Disgusted at what happened yesterday in the game. No place for it in rugby or any walk of life.'
Scroll down for video of the moment Stringer calls 'the lowest of the low'
'Lowest of the lows': Peter Stringer (left) gets spat on by Jerome Fillol of Stade Francais
Rivals: The pair in action, with Stringer (left) attempting to tackle Fillol
VIDEO Jerome Fillol SPITS at Peter Stringer
Fillol could face a possible 10-week suspension if found guilty after losing his cool at a ruck.
Stringer, capped 98 times, was clearly upset and asked referee Nigel Owens if he had witnessed the incident.
The Welsh referee did not see Fillol
spit but the citing commissioner will take a dim view and the Frenchman
can expect the book to be thrown at him.
Claas act: But Michael Claassens' try was not more than a consolation for Bath
Stringer said: 'It's the lowest of
the lows and has no place on a rugby field. It's out of my hands now but
as it was seen on TV, hopefully it will be dealt with.'
The English challenge in the Amlin
Cup ended as Bath meekly bowed out. Two converted tries from Fijian
winger Waisea Vuidravuwalu and two penalties set up a 20-3 halftime lead
for the visitors.
No way through: Tom Biggs is tackled by Stade Francais' Hugo Bonneval
Down and out: Bath players react to defeat
Bath spent 20 minutes against 14 men
after Rabah Slimani and then Scott Lavalla were sin-binned, allowing
the home side back with a penalty try.
But a brace from Hugo Bonneval
stretched Stade's lead. Bath pulled tries back through Michael Claassens
and Jack Cuthbert but it was too late to avoid defeat.