Do Not Sell My Personal Information
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump RugbyDump
Monday Aug 19, 2019

Gabrillagues clearout deemed 'worse than Barrett’s red card'

Gabrillagues clearout deemed 'worse than Barrett’s red card'

France’s Paul Gabrillagues finds himself in hot water after being cited for a clearout on Scotland flanker John Barclay at the weekend. The Stade Francais lock will face a hearing on Tuesday, with a number of fans on social media calling for a lengthy ban.

ADVERTISEMENT

This comes just a week after All Blacks second-row Scott Barrett was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle on Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper. The majority of the rugby world felt referee Jérôme Garcès made the right call showing Barrett a straight red, although his subsequent three week ban was deemed lenient.

On the other hand, Gabrillagues’ challenge has been deemed far worse by fans on Twitter, as the lock ran in with some force straight into Barclay’s head. It is debatable whether any arm was involved in this clearout, and what is worse is that he dived straight off his feet. If Barrett’s punishment is anything to go by, many fans feel this should be a longer ban.

However, the main thing that separates these two incidents was the fact that Gabrillagues got away with it in the match. Consequently, the officials, particularly referee Nigel Owens, have been admonished by fans for missing this, even after Barclay had raised it.

https://twitter.com/Stewie_Pies/status/1163179364219006983?s=20

https://twitter.com/PadraigMcKeon/status/1163208056529915907?s=20

ADVERTISEMENT

While France ran out comfortable 32-3 winners in Nice, France head coach Jacques Brunel will now be concerned over the availability of Gabrillagues over the next month and even into the World Cup.

The lock will be available to play in Japan should his punishment be the same as Barrett’s, although he will miss the remaining warm-ups against Scotland and Italy. But if the punishment is any worse, which many feel it should be, his World Cup could be in jeopardy.

ADVERTISEMENT

Catch up on match highlights below

Related Articles

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing...

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    The 'double ruffle' splits opinion with fans...

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments...

ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    It's 30 years since France scored that epic 'Try of the Century' from beneath their posts

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Amazing acrobatic skills set up early try in Pro D2 Friday night clash

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Arguably the most insane three minutes of Fijian rugby history

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Jonny Wilkinson's iconic performance that ripped Ireland apart in 2002

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Jamie Roberts turns back the clock with trademark midfield power for well taken try

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Springbok fans celebrate Liam Williams' game-losing error in 2014

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Huge brawl blows up in dugouts during 1999 Wales Test in Buenos Aires

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Old school highlights show just how brutal rugby really was in the 80s

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Liam Williams suspended despite on field protestations

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Kyle Sinkler banned for going full John McEnroe at referee

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 11 HOURS AGO

    Fijian winger cops heavy ban after that referee lifting incident that went viral and blew up his phone

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Vakatawa blows crucial try in terrible blooper, similar to Kunitani in 2014

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Old school highlights show just how brutal rugby really was in the 80s

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Highlights and reaction to Saracens shock defeat to Championship regulars Ealing

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Zebo slams Folau over potential return to rugby union

View All

Funnies

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Fijian wing who lifted a referee like Lion King now faces a disciplinary hearing

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Referee JP Doyle reacts to hilarious moment red card was dished out after bizarre celebration

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Without doubt one of the funniest red cards in the history of rugby

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Nigel Owens produces comedy gold by forgetting crucial piece of kit during Pro14 clash

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    The VERY BEST examples of when rugby players celebrate too early

View All

Amateur

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 48 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 49 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 49 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 49 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he announced his retirement

View All
Gabrillagues clearout deemed 'worse than Barrett’s red card' | RugbyDump - Rugby News & Videos