La Rochelle suffer big blow

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:06
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INJURY UPDATE: La Rochelle's Fijian flanker-cum-centre Levani Botia has been ruled out for six months with torn knee ligaments, the Top 14 club said Thursday.

Botia, one of the stand-out performers in the French league this season, sustained the injury in La Rochelle's 17-29 defeat by Scarlets in the European champions Cup quarterfinal on the weekend.

It is the second such injury for the 28-year-old, who signed with La Rochelle when they were in the second division Pro D2 in April 2014.

Agence France-Presse