The punishment is heavy, quite unprecedented: Mathieu Acebes, the USAP winger and captain, heard by the Disciplinary Committee of the National Rugby League, was given a nine-week suspension on Wednesday.
Excluded on December 31 during his team's defeat against La Rochelle (10-29), he was found responsible for "brutality" and more particularly for "hitting with the head" Jonathan Danty according to the terms of the press release.
The penalty was initially 16 weeks, plus one due to his disciplinary record, but it was significantly reduced due to various elements: "admission of guilt, conduct before and during the hearing and expression of remorse".
Given the calendar of meetings of his club, he will be requalified on March 27.
For Perpignan, bottom of the Top 14, the blow is tough: Acebes is its captain and captain.
Regarding Castrais Filipo Nakosi, author of a bad gesture against Stade Français last week (26-7), a two-week sanction was pronounced.
He was found guilty of "dangerous play" and more specifically of "tackle an opponent in anticipation, delay or in a dangerous manner (tackle dangerously includes, among other things, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent".