Dominated head and shoulders by Toulouse (26-8) on Saturday during the 25th day of Top 14, Brive still has a small chance of winning this meeting. This one that could indeed be replayed. At the end of this defeat, the leaders of Corrèze, according to our information, brought to the refereeing body because ten minutes from the end of the match, the Toulousains found themselves for about ten seconds at 15 on the ground, while They had been outnumbered since the 17th minute and the dismissal of their New Zealand prop Charlie Faumuina. An error revealed by our colleagues from The Dispatch.
In the 73rd minute, Ugo Mola made several substitutions, including that of Romain Ntamack by Martin Page-Relo, but in the confusion the fly-half didn’t come out immediately. During this short moment, absolutely nothing happened on the pitch, Brive scoring a try by Abadie a little later in the game (77th).
The CAB, which is still not guaranteed to maintain itself and which will play its survival in fifteen days on the lawn of the Stade Français, therefore hopes to replay the match. The Disciplinary and Rules Committee should study this case on Monday because the schedule is very tight and there are not many dates to possibly replay the game.
“There is a particularity in our regulations: only points scored after the famous 73rd minute would be taken into account…”
Reached by telephone, Franck Maciello, the technical director of arbitration for the French Rugby Federation, confirmed Brive’s claim: “It should be noted that nothing happened during this moment of confusion. What happened is very rare. The match can potentially be replayed but there is a particularity in our rules: only points scored after the famous 73rd minute will be taken into account…”
It is indeed complex. If the match is replayed, and the Corréziens want to win it, they will therefore have to score (the score was 23-3 when the changes took place) more than 20 points between the 73rd and the final whistle, and hope that the people of Toulouse do not score…