After his dangerous tackle on Cheslin Kolbe, during France – South Africa, Antoine Dupont received a four-week suspension.
We now know the sanction of Antoine Dupont after his dangerous tackle on Cheslin Kolbe. The international scrum-half received a four-week suspension.
Antoine Dupont appeared on Wednesday before the independent disciplinary committee chaired by Stephen Hardy (Australia), and composed of Frank Hadden (Scotland) and John Langford (Australia).
It is point 9.17 of the World rugby regulations which has been studied: “A player must not tackle, charge, shoot, push or grab an opponent whose feet do not touch the ground.” For this kind of gesture, the gross range of sanctions ranged from 4 to 52 weeks of suspension.
As a result, Antoine Dupont will miss France – Japan, the matches against Lyon and Perpignan in the Top 14 as well as the first European Cup match (travel to Munster). He will return to the field against Sale on Sunday, December 18, at Ernest-Wallon.
Note that the South African Pieter-Steph du Toit, also excluded during France-South Africa, received a three-week suspension for his clearing on Jonathan Danty.