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Top 14: Toulon deprived of Etzebeth for three months due to repeated concussions


The South African world champion of the RCT suffered a third shock in the same year, last Saturday during the match between England and the Springboks.

Eben Etzebeth, victim of a third concussion in a year, "

will have to take a three-month stoppage

," the Racing Club de Toulon announced on Friday.

The colossus, world champion with the Springboks in 2019 in Japan, suffered a concussion in his last selection match against England (27-26) last Saturday.


After specialist advice and in accordance with the concussion management protocol of the National Rugby League, the player will have to take a three-month break

," said the Var club.

Etzebeth had not yet played for Toulon this season

Etzebeth, in selection since the start of the season between the Rugby Championship then the autumn tour, had not played a minute with Toulon, currently 12th in the Top 14. He completes a well-loaded infirmary, made up of the captain of the French team Charles Ollivon, hooker Christopher Tolofua or even South African star Cheslin Kolbe, who still have not played this season under the Toulon colors.

The latter is expected within a fortnight.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-11-26

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