French forward learns his fate for ‘violent attack’ Alun Wyn Jones

The video clip, which was shared across social media, clearly shows French second row Bernard Le Roux viscously elbow the Wales skipper during a confrontation at the breakdown.

However, he’s avoided a ban. THe forward appeared before an independent Disciplinary Committee via videoconference today. Mr Le Roux had been cited following the match between France and Wales on 24 October 2020 at Stade de France for an alleged infringement of Law 9.12 (striking with the hand or arm) in the 19th minute of the match. The citing complaint had alleged that  Mr Le Roux had struck the Wales second row, Alun Wyn Jones.

Mr Le Roux acknowledged that he had made contact with Mr Jones, but denied that it had been an act of foul play.

The Disciplinary Committee, which comprised Charles Cuthbert (UAE), Leon Lloyd (England) and Frank Hadden (Scotland), considered all of the relevant material, and heard evidence and submissions from Mr Le Roux and his legal counsel, Louis Weston. The Disciplinary Committee found that Mr Le Roux had committed an act of foul play (an infringement of Law 9.12) but that it had not warranted a red card, and that Mr Le Roux is therefore free to resume playing immediately.


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