Mohamed Haouas despatched off in opposition to Scotland
France prop Mohamed Haouas was despatched off within the 37th minute of the 28-17 Six Nations defeat by Scotland at BT Murrayfield.
The incident got here late within the first half as Scotland attacked within the French 22. When referee Paul Williams blew for a Scotland penalty, a scuffle broke out between a number of gamers from each groups.
A TMO evaluation confirmed Haouas tussling with Jamie Ritchie after which that he had landed a punch to the top of the Scotland flanker. It was a transparent red-card offence and Haouas was despatched off. You may watch the incident under.
France arrived in Edinburgh on the again of victories over England, Italy and Wales, however they have been unable to take care of their Grand Slam bid having been decreased to 14 males for greater than 40 minutes.
Scotland led 14-7 at half-time after Sean Maitland scored a attempt simply earlier than the break and had carried out nicely within the opening 40 minutes, limiting France’s alternatives with a forceful defensive effort.
France’s first-half factors got here from a Damian Penaud attempt created fantastically by Antoine Dupont. Watch it right here…
France, who additionally misplaced fly-half Romain Ntamack after lower than ten minutes when he went for an HIA and didn’t return, really confirmed extra depth in assault within the second half however have been unable to beat that numerical drawback.
Maitland crossed for a second attempt shortly after the break and Stuart McInally added one other across the hour mark to provide Scotland a 28-10 lead.
A attempt from France captain Charles Ollivon did slim the hole however they may not safe the shedding bonus level that may have allowed them to win the championship in the event that they beat Eire of their remaining recreation subsequent weekend.
With all of the postponements because of the coronavirus outbreak it’s unclear after we will know the winner of the 2020 Six Nations.
Haouas’s crimson card follows the sending off of England centre Manu Tuilagi in opposition to Wales at Twickenham yesterday.
He’s the 14th France participant to be despatched off in a Take a look at match and the second in lower than sixth months. Sebastian Vahaamahina was dismissed within the World Cup quarter-final in opposition to Wales for elbowing Aaron Wainwright in a maul. Sick-discipline once more proved expensive for France.
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