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Friday, May 29, 2015

Yoann Huget's horrific looking face stamp against Bordeaux Begles

Yoann Huget could find himself in trouble after footage emerged of what appears to be the Toulouse winger stamping on Bordeaux Begles lock Jan Andre Marais' head/face.

The incident occurred 18 minutes into Saturday's Top 14 clash between the two sides.

Huget appears to lash out with his foot at Marais but it is unclear whether it was intentional or not, with the fullback checking on the lock and genuinely showing some concern for the player.

The commentators did not react and neither do players from either team, but it does happen just to the edge of camera shot. No replays were shown, and as yet there has been no sign of a citing or further repercussions, so one can only assume it was viewed as purely accidental.

Toulouse prop Census Johnston received a straight red card in the first half of the game for punching Metuisela Talebula. View the punches here
The Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR) ban guidelines state that a low offence can carry a ban of two weeks, while a high end offence can carry a ban of nine. The maximum offence that can be given - but only in extremely rare, severe circumstances – is 52 weeks.

Huget went on to score the momentum-changing try, with Toulouse running in eventual 23-22 winners after finding themselves 15-9 down with 20 minutes left to play.

credit: rugbyA1

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