Sickening cheap-shot punch in French rugby league broke referee's jaw

Forget rugby, there’s no place in any sport for players reacting like this.

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FRENCH RUGBY LEAGUE referee Benjamin Casty was left with a broken jaw after he issued a red card during a Junior Cup match in Perpignan last weekend.

As a result of the attack and subsequent brawl, the French Cup semi-final meeting between Saint-Esteve and Toulouse was abandoned with just 25 minutes on the clock and Casty was rushed to hospital. It has subsequently emerged that he suffered a broken jaw.

Perpignan-based L’Independent reported that the player had just returned from suspension before the incident.


On Tuesday, Casty posted an image of himself from the match, saying: “It could be my last game, but it will not.”

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