The trial of the pillar of the XV of France and MHR, Mohamed Haouas, is to be held this Tuesday at 13:30 in immediate appearance in Montpellier. The 29-year-old international is suspected of domestic violence. Married and father of two children, Haouas has been in pre-trial detention since Sunday after being summoned by the liberty and detention judge.
The Montpellier native faces three years in prison. He is accused of hitting his wife, Friday, in broad daylight and in front of multiple witnesses and CCTV cameras, in a shopping center in Montpellier.
This is not the first extra-sporting case that concerns Haouas, who "has a criminal record", conceded Sunday his lawyer, Marc Gallix, to AFP, and the major challenge of this new hearing will be to "get him out of prison". Even if he escaped detention, the sporting future of the international with 16 caps seems seriously compromised. It is unlikely that the coach, Fabien Galthié, will call on him for the 2023 World Cup next September, in France.