ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Monday Sep 24, 2018

Arthur Coville has horrific fall under high ball then cops a yellow card while on the stretcher

Stade Français recorded their fourth win out of five Top 14 matches last weekend with a 25-13 victory over Pau. However, they suffered a blow in the second half as replacement scrum-half Arthur Coville was stretchered off with a nasty-looking knee injury.

ADVERTISEMENT

The former French under 20 player was fortunate to escape the worst of a potentially season-ending injury, but was still forced to leave the pitch writhing in agony.

And what made it worse was that he copped a sin-binning for his part in an in-the-air challenge on Pau full-back Charly Malie which caused his injury in the first place.

The pair challenged for the ball, with Coville clearly taking Malie while still in the air. But after Coville landed awkwardly, referee Ludovic Cayre remained true to the letter of the law and brandished the yellow card as Coville was being taken off the field.

Perhaps Cayre could have shown more empathy towards the injured player, particularly as Coville was almost certainly not going to return to action – this proved the case – but the decision taken was nevertheless correct.

It seems, for now at least, that Coville has avoided any serious injury. The scrum-half tweeted that it had been “more fear than harm for the moment”, before thanking fans for their concern.

It was a scene reminiscent of when Scotland prop forward Geoff Cross received a yellow card for a similar offence in 2009. Cross, who had knocked himself out in the incident, came round only to find out he had been binned for 10 minutes.

ADVERTISEMENT

Coville lucky to avoid serious knee injury, but still sees yellow

Related Articles

  • 27 WEEKS AGO

    Crazy scenes as player deliberately kicks...

  • 29 WEEKS AGO

    Jokester has field day with Chris Latham's...

  • 29 WEEKS AGO

    Eddie Jones goes off on fan in shocking new...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Sonny-Bill Williams Gives Irish U20 Star A Shoutout For Classy Offload

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Ange Capuozzo Incredible Finish Brings Italy Back Against France

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Duhan van der Merwe Scores Calcutta Cup Classic

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Marcus Smith Sets Up World Class Max Malins Try In Calcutta Cup

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Faf De Klerk Involved With Wild Trick Play In Japanese Top League

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Liam Williams Accused Of Diving Following Iain Henderson Collision

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Garry Ringrose Hammers Dan Biggar In Dominant Irish Victory At Principality Stadium

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Nasty Stamp During Top 14 Clash Caught Up Close On Camera

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Leicester Tigers And Springbok Number Eight In Hot Water For Sickening Ankle Roll

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Controversy Brewing Following Lack Of TMO intervention In ‘Dangerous’ Toulouse Tackle

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Sevens magic as 'headed' try brings stadium to its feet

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Almost 35,000 have now signed petition to reverse new grassroots tackle laws

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    RFU introduce maximum of waist high tackling in amateur rugby

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Big players omitted in Borthwick's new squad and Jones finds a new job - The fallout

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Chaotic try in classic footage shows just how unpredictable a rugby ball can be

View All

Funnies

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Russell Caught Giving Farrell A Mouthful As van der Merwe Races Away For Wonder Try

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Skydiver Interrupts Rugby Match With Clear High Tackle

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Faf De Klerk Involved With Wild Trick Play In Japanese Top League

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Sevens magic as 'headed' try brings stadium to its feet

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Australian Broadcasters Slammed For ‘Pathetic’ Attack On International Referee

View All

Amateur

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 27 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 27 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 28 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Sarah Mckenna plays crossbar challenge with cheeky drop goal

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Capuozzo shows class with 'superman' flying finish

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Slade out and Lions star in as England injuries cause changes

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Josh Bassett signs for new premiership team after short stay at Harlequins

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Exeter fly half to depart for France

View All