French rugby match sees brutal tackle in the middle of tight game

In a Top 14 比赛, Bordeaux’s Maxime Lucu was kicking the ball away when he was speared by Castres Olympique’s Ryno Pieterse with the contest tied 23-23. Lucu had already kicked the ball, landed and probably had time to make a sandwich before Pieterse came in with his shoulder for a move more frequently seen in pro wrestling.

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Pieterse immediately received a red card and incited some extracurricular activity between the two squads. Criticism after the hit was fierce.

I never get involved in Citing’s or length of ban conversations. But this was as obvious a RC you will see and well done Romain, no TMO (television match official) lengthy conversations. But it has to now be followed by a very very lengthy ban,” former Rugby World Cup referee Nigel Owens tweeted.

Other fans reacted as well.

The match ended in a 23-23 领带.

Pieterse later apologized for the tackle, 根据 Give Me Sport.

I would like to apologize to Maxime Lucu for my gesture yesterday. I didn’t master my tackle, and I’m sincerely sorry. As I told you after the game, I’m really happy that you’re okay Maxime. Good luck for the rest of the season,” 他在Instagram上写道.

Lucu later said he was fine andstill standing.