The rugby league player who knocked a referee unconscious has been banned for life and may face further consequences.
The French Federation handed out the suspension to Hedi Ouedjdi for swinging a punch at referee Benjamin Casty, after being sent off in a cup semi-final against Toulouse last month.
“The player not only undermined the physical integrity of a referee, Benjamin Casty, but also tainted the image of a sport that had not experienced such a reprehensible act,” said a spokesman.
“FFR XIII is determined not to grant any forgiveness to players, leaders or supporters who do not respect the decisions of a referee, whose difficult role is measured every weekend.”
The now ex-rugby league player could face more trouble, with Casty bringing a civil complaint.