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VIDEO: Lions' Healy in bite controversy

Thursday 6 Jun 2013 12:39 a.m.

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By Justin Chadwick

Irish prop Cian Healy was involved in an alleged biting controversy as the British and Irish Lions recorded a predictable 69-17 thumping of the Western Force in Perth.

Healy was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons in the 17th minute when Force halfback Brett Sheehan claimed he was bitten on the arm by the 112kg prop.

Replays proved inconclusive, but Healy is sure to face further scrutiny over the incident.

"I don't know if it was an accident or on purpose, so we'll move on," Sheehan said.

Healy also has plenty to sweat about on the injury front after badly rolling his ankle in the 35th minute.

The 25-year-old was clearly distressed after his left ankle got caught under the body of Force flanker Angus Cottrell.

Healy's ankle twisted awkwardly in the incident, and he lay on the ground for more than five minutes while he received treatment before being stretchered off.

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