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VIDEO: Julien Bonnaire played half a match with a fractured arm

The Clermont icon suffered the injury in the first half of the clash with Toulouse, but finished the game.

RORY BEST RECEIVED plenty of justified praise last November for his never-say-die attitude when he hit a ruck in the Ireland v All Blacks clash after fracturing his arm.

Clermont legend Julien Bonnaire took that resilience another step, however, when he played an entire half of last weekend’s 19-12 defeat in Toulouse with his own fractured arm.

Les Jaunards‘ captained sustained the injury in the 39th minute of the first half, but reappeared after the break, apparently not realising the seriousness of the problem in his right arm. X-rays this week have shown cracks in his ulna and radius, two bones in the forearm, ruling the 35-year-old out for six weeks.

YouTube credit: gorpitsen junior

The captions in the video read: “He gets injured in the 39th minute” and then simply: “He finishes the game”.

H/T: Le Rugbynistere

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