WATCH: French ref Poite KO’d in Champions Cup match

Cape Town - French referee Romain Poite was accidentally knocked down during a European Champions Cup match between Leinster and Wasps in Dublin on Friday night.

A few minutes before full-time, Poite found himself at the wrong place at the wrong time and was felled by Leinster flank Rhys Ruddock.

The Frenchman lay motionless on the ground for a moment and eventually had to leave the field of play.

Defending champions Leinster began their campaign for a fifth European title in sensational style with an eight-try, 52-3 rout of Wasps as the English side suffered a record defeat.

WATCH the incident in the video clip below:

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