Expelled on February 18 during Toulon’s victory against Toulouse, Sergio Parisse received a three-week suspension. Summoned for his criticism of the refereeing, Gonzalo Quesada was ultimately not sanctioned by the Disciplinary Commission of the LNR.
Toulon will have to compose without Sergio Parisse. The Italian third line appeared before the Disciplinary Committee of the National Rugby League (LNR) following his expulsion on February 18. On the occasion of Toulon’s victory against Toulouse, he received a red card after making a tackle with reversal on Pierre-Louis Barassi. The Italian was thus found responsible for “dangerous play”, more specifically “lifting an opponent off the ground and dropping them or pushing them to the ground in such a way that their head and / or upper body hits the ground “.
Regarding the seriousness of the fault, the Disciplinary Committee retained the “lower degree” with a sanction of six weeks. However, taking into account Sergio Parisse’s behavior before and during the hearing as well as his remorse, the penalty was reduced by half. The Toulonnais will be able to play again from March 26.
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Quesada escapes any sanction
In this same meeting, Rynhardt Elstadt also received a red card. Because of his “nervousness”, the Toulouse player was suspended for a week but, given his club’s calendar, the sanction has already been served. The other hot file for the Disciplinary Commission of the LNR concerned Gonzalo Quesada. Following the defeat of Stade Français Paris in Bayonne on February 18, the coach of the capital club was very vehement against the referee of the meeting.
Words that justified the summoning of the Argentine technician by the commission. Nevertheless, the latter finally opted not to sanction Gonzalo Quesada “after analysis of the reports of the match officials and hearing of the arguments of the license holder and his representative”. In other words, the Parisian coach may well be on the bench and with his team this weekend during the trip to Toulon as part of the 20th day of the Top 14.