Former Blues winger Francis Saili was taken to hospital last night after suffering a suspected concussion while playing for Irish provincial side Munster.

Saili was stretchered off the field in a neck brace after scoring a try in just his second appearance for the club, Irish website the43.ie reported.

The 24-year-old sailed in under the posts to give the hosts a commanding lead against the London Irish Aviva Premiership side, after two Andrew Conway tries were converted by debutant Bill Johnston.

The mood in Cork was dampened after Saili's injury, with the centre needing 15 minutes of treatment before being lifted from the pitch.

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London Irish hit back late on with two tries through Christian Lewis-Pratt and Alex Lewington making it a 21-15 win for Munster, on a night where the result will be long forgotten.

After the game, Munster confirmed that the player had been taken to hospital.