A young player from the Espoirs Fédérals team of Union Barbezieux-Jonzac (Charente) was the victim. Following a collision on the pitch during the match against Mauléon, he did not get up and was airlifted to Poitiers University Hospital.

The young third row was in no condition to resume the match and above all showed worrying signs for his health. He was placed in a coma in order to begin the treatment process. This Monday morning, his condition was still considered worrying and he was still being treated at Poitier University Hospital in Paris. The incident will inevitably relaunch the debate on the physical intensity not always controlled in rugby. It is an accident which will inevitably re-ignite the debate about rugby's physical intensity and the role of the referee in deciding the intensity of the game. It was a seemingly innocuous tackle that seemed regular, Gontran Bisserier, a young UBJ player, fell suddenly to the ground which he hit with his head.