Following being dropped by France on account of his “inappropriate behaviour” in the wake of their 32-26 defeat to Scotland last weekend, Teddy Thomas is facing further censure.
The FFR said in a statement on Tuesday: ‘Jacques Brunel has decided to exclude from that list the players who went out after the defeat in Scotland.
‘By this inappropriate behaviour, they have disrespected their status as an international player and the duties that go with it.’
But in a statement issued by Racing this morning, they say:
The French Rugby Federation (FFR) has already sanctioned Teddy Thomas by suspending him from the team that will face Italy.
“Racing 92 has opted for a financial penalty against this player retaining his ethics bonus for the month of February.
“Racing 92 wishes to demonstrate to Teddy Thomas that his unsuitable behaviour following the defeat to Scotland on Sunday, 11 February is not acceptable from a professional and therefore can not be tolerated.”
Thomas, centre Remi Lamerat, number eight Louis Picamoles, out-half Anthony Belleau, midfielder Jonathan Danty, locks Arthur Iturria and Félix Lambey, and flankers Alexandre Lapandry and Sekou Macalou were all dropped by France on Tuesday.