Virimi Vakatawa BANNED from playing rugby in France - Ruck

Virimi Vakatawa BANNED from playing rugby in France

France international centre Virimi Vakatawa has been barred from playing rugby in France on unspecified medical grounds.

In a statement, the Parisian club said that it was “particularly saddened by this terrible news”,

They added: “Racing 92 gives its full support to Virimi Vakatawa and immediately puts in place all the measures to support its emblematic player as best as possible in these particularly difficult times.”

Racing confirmed that the medical committee of the Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR) had forbidden the powerful centre from continuing to play professional rugby in France.

The player, along with Racing’s sporting director Laurent Travers and president Jacky Lorenzetti, will attend a press conference on Tuesday at 12noon.

He struggled with a knee injury last season and did not feature in his country’s Six Nations Grand Slam win earlier this year.