Chris Farrell will not have any involvement with Munster Ruby while legal proceedings are ongoing in France.
The case dates back to 2017 when Farrell was playing for Top 14 side Grenoble and is about a case of alleged rape in which the Irish international is an alleged witness, the rugby club said on Friday.
The Bordeaux Court of Appeal confirmed on Thursday that three former Grenoble rugby players accused of rape have been referred to the Assises Court of Gironde, French media reported.
Chris Farrell will not be involved with Munster while legal proceedings are ongoing in France relating to a case of alleged rape in which the Irish international is an alleged witness, the club said on Friday. https://t.co/Zh1D06Bgo0
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As reported by BBC Sport: 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."
Farrell is a full Irish international, having lined out for his Country 15 times. He has made over 70 appearances for Munster since joining them in 2017.