INFO RMC Sport – The film caused a great deal of controversy: the clash between the managers of Union Bordeaux-Begles and La Rochelle, Christoph Urios and Ronan Ogara, ended almost head-on, halfway through their match last Saturday. With a “picnet” from Bordeaux. According to information from the RMC, the incident was recorded in the report of the referees of the meeting where Rochellez won. The LNR disciplinary committee is expected to rule on the case next week.
Comments are divided. Citing the confrontation between Christoph Urios and Ronan Ogara, some say to themselves that it is too hot and that the film does not serve rugby. Others who, under the pressure of the challenge, think that these men are going overboard, sometimes, for no reason at all.
Everyone will have their own opinion, depending on whether they are nostalgic for a certain tough time or a champion of exemplary behavior and popular values, but after this sudden tension a question arises: will they be allowed to call?
From a strict regulatory point of view, only the 4th and 5th referees (Clement Josier, Jerome Saubigau) have the authority to make any violation about them during the match, and they must register that violation in their report at that time. According to information from RMC Sport, this is definitely the case.
“The elements are, of course, given by a source familiar with the incident. It’s in the hands of the National Rugby League, it’s theirs now, it’s theirs, it’s up to them to decide.” Still, according to our information, the LNR disciplinary committee should hear both technicians on Wednesday, April 13th.
Urios has already been suspended due to similar facts
In December 2017, in a similar case, Christoph Urios was given a four-week suspension for arguing with Fabian Galti (then RC Toulon coach). Both were found guilty of “words and behavior that could be detrimental to the smooth running of the competition.”
For his part, Ronan Ogara was suspended for ten weeks for making inappropriate comments to officials during Racing 92 in La Rochelle, two months earlier this season, when he was part of the Ile-de-France staff. .
Ironically, the Irishman was summoned by the disciplinary committee this Wednesday! His behavior was reported by the fourth and fifth referees of the match … La Rochelle-Racing 92. As the club is called to a scheduled meeting on Wednesday for this purpose, he will be heard in the company of a manager. Christophe Urios and Ronan Ogara will face each other again on Saturday in the 16th first quarter round of the Champions Cup.
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