About three days after the final whistle blew on the RWC Final, footage emerged of a ruck towards the end of the game. It was first shown properly on the NZ rugby show, Re:Union, and then it got picked up around the world. It showed Aurélien Rougerie, of Clermont and France, tussling with Richie McCaw, captain of New Zealand. It was claimed the footage showed Rougerie making contact with the area of McCaw's eyes (and if you think I'm being very neutral in my use of phrases; I am, deliberately so).
You can see the footage, courtesy of Rugbydump.com HERE; a slow-motion gif HERE; and a screenshot from it HERE.
When you look at cases such as that of Richie Rees, it is hard to say that Rougerie does not have a case to answer on this - at the very least.
But, there's been nothing, even after this footage has come out. So - why not?