ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Friday Sep 11, 2020

One-week ban for Toulouse forwards following double sending off

Toulouse very nearly created the upset of the year so far after coming within inches of beating Clermont Auvergne on the opening day of the new Top 14 season, having had two players red carded.

ADVERTISEMENT

Second rows Joe Tekori and Richie Arnold were both sent off for foul play, leaving Ugo Mola’s side down to 13-men for a large chunk of the game.

Both players have been handed a one-week suspension, which in Tekori’s case may be viewed as too lenient given the ferocity of the incident.

Tekori was the first to see his marching orders after reacting to Fritz Lee holding the Samoan down at a ruck close to the Toulouse line.

It was a fairly clear cut retaliation and Tekori was rightly dismissed after 30 minutes of play. While Lee charged into the ruck, hitting Tekori in the ribs, Tekori’s elbow to the head of Lee was certainly over the top.

Things got even worse for Toulouse, who lost their other second row Richie Arnold after a dangerous tackle on Tavite Veredamu, making contact with force to the head and neck area of the Clermont player.

Despite being reduced to 13-men, Toulouse sparked an incredible comeback which saw them take the lead following Antoine Dupont’s try. Wesley Fofana responded for the hosts to reclaim the advantage, while a sterling defensive effort prevented the visitors from snatching an unexpected victory at the death.

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 28 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand Rugby Brawl

  • 28 WEEKS AGO

    Must see all in brawl

  • 30 WEEKS AGO

    Shocking head shot in Ireland game sparks...



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