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- Jan 22, 2008
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It can only happen in France... the sorts of incidents that make the rest of the rugby world thankful they played the game elsewhere. It's another all-out French rugby brawl!
The latest ugly scenes took place in Biarritz where its junior team (Espoirs) took on Béziers. Rivalries between teams in the south of France are typically fierce but events at the Parc des Sports Aguiléra went over the top.
The footage is not the best but it shows the sheer chaotic scenes as players, and what appears to be staff, get embroiled in the mass brawl off the pitch
We don't quite know what started it, or how it ended up off the field, but extras joined in and around the 40 second mark you can see a hooker being knocked out by a much bigger, older man.
What are your thoughts on these scenes, as well as in general violence in French rugby?
Video on Rugby Dump.