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Top 14: Pieterse apologized to Lucu for his violent tackle


Castres second row Ryno Pieterse apologized to Bordeaux-Bègles scrum half Maxime Lucu on Sunday for the dangerous tackle which earned him a red card on Saturday on the 4th day of the Top 14.

I would like to apologize to Maxime Lucu for my gesture yesterday (Saturday).

I did not control my tackle and I am sincerely sorry.

As I told you after the match, I'm really happy that you are doing well, Maxime.

Good luck for the rest of the season,

”wrote the South African Pieterse in a story on his Instagram account.

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Pieterse was permanently excluded in the 64th minute of the Castres - UBB match (23-23) following a tackle of rare violence on the No. 9 Bordeaux.

Lucu had just returned the ball by candlelight and was no longer on his footing when the South African second line of the CO threw himself on him, shoulder forward without encircling him with the arms.

This “



risks being worth a suspension of several weeks, or even several months, in Pieterse, according to the penalty scales of the National Rugby League (LNR).

Lucu had in the wake of this tackle had to give way to his partner Yann Lesgourgues, but he was reassuring after the meeting by tweeting that he was "



After the match, Castres assistant coach David Darricarrère did not clear Pieterse, citing “

a bad gesture

” that he “

does not apologize at all


I had never seen that!

", Meanwhile dropped the Bordeaux-Bègles coach Christophe Urios about the tackle of Pieterse:"

Fortunately he takes it there (the top of the chest, editor's note).

Otherwise he can kill him!

It's a thing ...


Source: lefigaro

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