Frenchman Bernard Le Roux cited for incident with Welsh captain Alun Wyn Jones | Rugby news


Second row could miss France’s final Six Nations game against Ireland in Paris next weekend

Last update: 25/10/20 6.30 p.m.

Frenchman Bernard Le Roux could now be suspended for crucial Six Nations games against Ireland

Frenchman Bernard Le Roux has been cited for an alleged act of foul play involving Alun Wyn Jones in the 38-21 victory over Wales in Paris.

France’s second row appeared to nudge the Welsh captain in the 19th minute of the friendly at the Stade de France.

Le Roux was not penalized at the time as the incident was missed by referee Karl Dickson and his team of officials.

However, the 31-year-old could now potentially be banned for the match against Ireland in Paris next week in the Six Nations final round.

France start next weekend with a real chance of winning the championship, edging Ireland by just one point in the standings.

A Six Nations statement added: « A disciplinary hearing will be convened via Zoom video on Tuesday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. before an independent panel appointed by World Rugby composed of Charles Cuthbert (United Arab Emirates – President), Frank Hadden (Sco) and Leon Lloyd (Eng). ”


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