Sun 25 Oct 2020 | 04:46

VIDEO: Le Roux's cheap shot on Jones causes outrage

VIDEO: Le Roux's cheap shot on Jones causes outrage
Sun 25 Oct 2020 | 04:46
VIDEO: Le Roux's cheap shot on Jones causes outrage
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Footage has revealed that France lock Bernard Le Roux got away with a cheap shot during his team’s win over Wales on Saturday.

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Welsh rugby fans were infuriated as a serious piece of foul play went unpunished on their captain Alun Wyn Jones.

It was a historic Test for Jones who was earning his 148th test cap equalling Richie McCaw.

However, his big game was dampened with a horrific piece of foul play in the first half and a defeat to France.

The match had been an entertaining, free-flowing encounter with both side’s trading scores in an energetic clash in Paris. But, fans were livid when France’s South African-born lock Bernard Le Roux allegedly chokehold and elbowed the Wales captain Jones.

The Racing 92 forward cleared out the Welsh legend at a breakdown in the first half but appeared to have his arm around his neck as he drove through the ruck.

The 31-year-old then pushed Jones to the ground and followed through with his right forearm and elbow to the face of the Welshman.

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The incident was not spotted by officials.

Watch the video below:

Many viewers who spotted the incident were calling for a red card.

If Le Roux is sanctioned, he will likely miss France’s crunch clash with Ireland next week as Andy Farrell’s men go in search of a full house of points which would hand them the title.

Source: Rugby Onslaught & Rugbydump

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