Through Clement Mazella
The head coach of the Toulouse stadium, Ugo mola, did not hide his son worry to see his second line, Joe tekori, get a heavy suspension after his high and dangerous tackle on Romain Ruffenach. On the action, the hooker of Biarritz was seriously injured as a result of a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
“Yes, I am worried, because the general environment cannot and must not allow this kind of foul and dangerous tackle to pass as long as there are no extenuating circumstances,” Mola said on Thursday. October 7, 2021.
“It’s more envy than aggression”
Sorry for the “serious consequences” for Romain Ruffenach, Ugo Mola estimated that Tekori, who had just returned to the field for just 5 minutes after several weeks of absence, had immediately shown an excess of “envy “. “It’s more of envy than aggression,” said the Toulouse coach, without however trying to clear his player:
On Joe’s gesture, there are circumstances which mean that it is the arm, which tries to enclose it, unfortunately ends up in the head. […] But he had a gesture which, little by little, should no longer happen in this sport. Otherwise, we will have serious problems.
Suspended against Pau, summoned to the Disciplinary Commission
Due to this red card, the second Samoan line will miss the reception of Pau this Saturday in the league. But his absence could be much longer after his next appearance before the Disciplinary Commission of the NRL. “We will do everything to defend Joe because he is someone we appreciate and who deserves it,” said Ugo Mola.
Having already received a red card last season after a gesture of humor on the Clermontois Fritz Lee (he had been suspended for 1 week, Editor’s note), Tekori does not have a blank record and is therefore exposed to a penalty more heavy. As a reminder, author of a high tackle on Clermontois Yohan Beheregaray in April 2019, the Toulousain had been cleared.
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