Antoine Dupont suspended four weeks after his exclusion against South Africa

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Antoine Dupont suspended four weeks after his exclusion against South Africa

Heard Wednesday in the Disciplinary Committee, Antoine Dupont received a four-week suspension. The scrum half and captain of the Blues had been sent off at the start of the second half against South Africa Saturday in Marseille, guilty of having jostled in the air and caused the fall on the head of Cheslin Kolbe.

In addition to the Blues match against Japan on Sunday, the Toulousain will therefore be unavailable for the Top 14 matches in Lyon (November 27), against Perpignan (December 3) as well as for the first European Cup match on the Munster pitch. December 11.

The entry point for Dupont’s sanction was set at eight suspension matches according to the severity criteria established by the disciplinary body (see image below). But given his record in terms of discipline and the fact that he admitted his fault and apologized, the penalty was therefore reduced by half.

Roof suspended three weeks

Also excluded at the start of the match for a head shock to Jonathan Danty, South African third-line Pieter-Steph Du Toit was suspended for three weeks. The entry point was set at six weeks (see image below), but the sanction was halved due to the player’s low disciplinary record and good behavior. He will therefore not participate at the end of the November tour of South Africa, expected in Italy on Saturday and then in England the following weekend.

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