Ntamack excluded from Top 14 final after concussion – .

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Ntamack excluded from Top 14 final after concussion – .


Toulouse (France) (AFP)

French international opener Romain Ntamack was excluded from the Top 14 final after being injured with a suspected concussion in Toulouse’s 24-21 semi-final win over Bordeaux, the coach said on Tuesday. assistant of the Laurent Thuery club.

“Romain’s absence is confirmed,” Thuery said.

In a repeat of the European Champions Cup final, Toulouse will face La Rochelle in Friday’s final at the Stade de France in Paris.

Ntamack, 22, scored the first try in the fourth minute of Saturday’s semi-final but was later injured after a late tackle from Ulupano Seuteni.

The Samoan center received a red card for the 58th minute incident.

Ntamack gave a thumbs up as he lay on a stretcher on Saturday and received a warm applause from the 5,000 fans allowed to attend.

“We will not take any risk with his health,” Toulouse coach Ugo Mola said after the incident. “He will play in other finals.

Ntamack’s absence means full-back Thomas Ramos is likely to wear the number 10 jersey and combine with Antoine Dupont as half-back.

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