barely back a six-week suspension, “for having disrespected the authority of a match official”, during the victory of La Rochelle in Lyon, at the beginning of September, Ronan O’Gara was again sanctioned by the disciplinary committee of the National League of Rugby, this Wednesday. The Irish coach of the Maritimes this time received a 10-week suspension on the grounds of “Attack to the best interests of rugby”, said the NRL in a press release.
In question, his behavior towards the refereeing body which had led, in a rare occurrence, to the referral to the disciplinary committee by the president of the LNR, René Bouscatel, and the secretary general of the FFR, Christian Dullin.
Requalified on January 30, Ronan O’Gara will also have to pay a fine of 20,000 euros, including 5,000 suspended. Stade Rochelais inherited the same fine.