VIDEO: Le Roux's cheap shot on Jones causes outrage
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.
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.
The incident was not spotted by officials.
Watch the video below:
Decent elbow to Alun Wyn Jones head there. pic.twitter.com/jkAYPSBHj7
— Smallclone (@Smallclone_) October 24, 2020
Many viewers who spotted the incident were calling for a red card.
Sorry but did no one see #4 choke hold Alun Wyn Jones and then proceed to elbow him ?!!! #FRAvWAL
— Carys (@CarysSports) October 24, 2020
Think Le Roux should have seen red for a forearm to the face of Alun Wyn Jones. Surprised the officials didn’t pick it up #FRAvWAL
— Steffan Thomas (@Steffan_Thomas1) October 24, 2020
🤨 Is this a bit naughty from Bernard Le Roux?
— ITV Rugby (@ITVRugby) October 24, 2020
Bernard Le Roux clearing AWJ out around the neck and then dropping the forearm on his face as they hit the deck.
Surprised that was missed.ADVERTISEMENT
— Matthew Southcombe (@MattSouth7) October 24, 2020
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