This derby between Biarritz and Bayonne, played on Saturday, will remain in the annals of Basque and more broadly French rugby.

The meeting ignited the region before and during this crazy duel, concluded with a Biarritz success on penalties and a rise in BO to Top 14, while Aviron bayonnais was relegated to Pro D2.

From now on, the match has moved to the judicial field.

The Bayonne prosecutor announced on Tuesday that he had opened a preliminary investigation after being seized by the prefect of Pyrénées-Atlantiques on breaches of anti-Covid rules.

It was entrusted to the Public Security of Bayonne.

The prefect very uplifted

At the end of the derby, the prefect Eric Spitz had "condemned" numerous violations of health requirements during the meeting at the Aguiléra stadium in Biarritz, in particular an overrun of the 5,000 people mark, "the sale of alcohol to take away ", Yet prohibited, and" the invasion of the field without any respect for barrier gestures ", at the end of the match.

He had also said to study "the administrative sanctions likely to be taken".

The president of the Biarritz club, Jean-Baptiste Aldigé, for his part said on Sunday that he had "implemented all the means at his disposal to meet" the health obligations.


Barrage Top 14 / D2: Biarritz defends itself against any violation of health rules


Top 14: The prefect goes to court for non-compliance with health rules during the Biarritz-Bayonne derby

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