It's the dumpling of the weekend in the Top 14 and the consequences of this affair could not be insignificant.
It takes 14 seconds.
The period of time during which Stade Toulousain, the winner of the match (8-26), fielded one player too many on the lawn of CA Brive.
It all came together in the 72nd minute of the match. At that time, the French champions, in the lead (23-3), were outnumbered after the red card received by their New Zealand right pillar Charlie Faumuina from the 17th minute.
Except that they found themselves at 15 on the ground.
Very strange scene in Brive with Toulouse who played for 14 seconds with one player too many 🤔#CABST pic.twitter.com/s2nTu1iyxg
– Canal Rugby Club (@CanalRugbyClub) May 21, 2022
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Indeed, three Toulouse players entered the game and only two left and this "excess number" lasted fourteen seconds without the refereeing body or the delegate of the meeting noticing it, unlike the Brive bench which immediately let it be known.
The Corréziens have also lodged a complaint with the National Rugby League (LNR), whose disciplinary committee should meet in an accelerated procedure this week.
A precedent in National
There is a precedent for this hiccup: In 2020, during a National match between Nice and Narbonne, the Azureans had played 16 against 15 for 30 seconds.
The match was replayed.
The decision could have big consequences.
Thanks to this victory, Stade Toulousain has returned to the Top 6, taking control of its destiny in the race for the final stages.
The Brivistes are 12th and have yet to ensure their maintenance in the elite.
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