Through Clement Mazella
Joe tekori is fixed: expelled against Biarritz during the 5e Top 14 day, the second row of the Toulouse stadium a scoop of four weeks suspension after going before the Disciplinary Commission of the LNR.
Average degree retained, remorse expressed
The experienced Samoan (37 years old) was found guilty of “dangerous play” and more particularly of “tackling an opponent in anticipation, delay or in a dangerous manner”. After viewing the action, the average degree of the scale was retained, ie an entry point set at 6 weeks.
By the way, a week has been added to this due to a not blank locker for the Toulousain (he had notably received a red card against Clermont last season, Editor’s note). However, after taking into account the mitigating circumstances, the admission of guilt and remorse expressed by the player, the sanction was reduced by 3 weeks. This is why Joe Tekori was given a 4 week suspension.
Requalified on 1uh November
The NRL has indicated that Tekori will be requalified as of Monday, November 1. In addition to the match against Pau that it missed, the second line will miss the trips to Lyonnais and at Race 92, as well as the receipt of Castres.
The president of Biarritz is ironic on Twitter
This 4-week suspension caused a reaction, especially since the hooker from Biarritz, Romain Ruffenach, when Joe Tekori tackled him high, seriously injured his left knee. The verdict hurts: rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament. His absence is estimated to be at least 6 months.
Jean-Baptiste Aldigé, president of the BOPB, did not fail to ironize vis-a-vis this sanction, with in particular a tweet with trumpets and another congratulating the NRL while recalling that his hooker “will not see again the grounds before next season”.
– Jean-Baptiste Aldigé (@jbaldige) October 13, 2021
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