Rugby: French clubs fined for punch-up

8th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

AGEN, France, March 7, 2007 (AFP) - French championship clubs Agen and Albi have been fined 2000 euros each by the National Rugby League's disciplinary committee for fighting during a friendly match on February 16.

AGEN, France, March 7, 2007 (AFP) - French championship clubs Agen and Albi have been fined 2000 euros each by the National Rugby League's disciplinary committee for fighting during a friendly match on February 16.

A couple of on-field bust-ups erupted between the two teams which led to the suspension of play for fifteen minutes while order was restored.

The main instigators, Laurent Cabarry of Agen and Philippe Guicherd of Albi, were both red carded and later received a 20-day suspension.

Agen eventually went on to win the encounter 40-24 after play resumed.

The players' punishment, however, seems more of a symbolic gesture as the pair will still be eligible for selection when the Top 14 resumes on March 28 with their suspension ending on Wednesday.

The 'friendly' return match between the two clubs, which was set to take place on Friday, has been subsequently cancelled and replaced by a match made up of professional players and youth team members from Agen.

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Subject: French news

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