The LNR Disciplinary Committee announced on Wednesday that third line Arthur Iturria had received a three-week suspension for his red card received during the match against Castres (loss 26-22). The Clermontois was found responsible for ” dangerous game “, writes the League in its press release. He will be requalified on December 4.
Arthur Iturria was sent off in the 69th minute of the match, after hitting Baptiste Delaporte’s head with his shoulder. The action had caused a lot of talk, but the Clermontois had himself wanted to put an end to the debate: “There is contact from my shoulder with the head of the Castrese but there is no intention of touching him, even less of hurting him. Unfortunately, it’s rugby. It’s regrettable but it’s a fact of the game that happens often. I converge on him, I can’t avoid him, I don’t stop at the right moment. If the referee judges that it is worth a red card, I respect. I hate players who try to bargain with referees. I prefer to take my box and go out. »
Tom Ecochard, a too lenient yellow card
During the same day, Tom Ecochard had been sanctioned with a yellow card, against the LOU (28-21 win). The NRL announced on Wednesday that the Catalan scrum-half has been suspended for three weeks. There too the sanction had been debated, but for an opposite reason.
In the 17th minute, Ecochard had taken a yellow card for a high tackle on Davit Niniashvili, a penalty that many had found too light. On Wednesday, the LNR Disciplinary Committee ruled that ” the situation deserved a red card “. He will be requalified on December 10.