Second row Frenchman Paul Gabrillagues was sentenced to six weeks of suspension for dangerous skidding against Scotland in Nice on Saturday (32-3), World Rugby reported on Tuesday. This sanction makes it uncertain his participation in the World Cup in Japan (20 September-2 November).
Requalified before the match against England
Paul Gabrillagues (26 years old, 13 caps) will be requalified on 7 October, while the Blues will only have to play their last group match, against England. The French Rugby Federation (FFR) is waiting for the official decision of the decision to eventually appeal, said his vice president, Serge Simon.
The coach of the Blues Jacques Brunel take the risk to take him anyway, while he has, with Romain Taofifenua, a substitute in the group of 37 retained to prepare for the World Cup? Paul Gabrillagues was quoted for a dangerous clearing of the third Scottish line John Barclay in the 17th minute Saturday in Nice, where he was tenured for the first time since June 2018.
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The Independent Disciplinary Commission, which heard him on Tuesday in London, said Paul Gabrillagues' shoulder was "in contact with the head" of Barclay, "intentionally" and with "enough force" to hurt him. , according to the terms of the World Rugby press release.