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    Default Is wearing rings in French rugby commonplace?

    watching a few of the European games recently it seems that French players have rings on the wedding ring finger, possibly taped over as its difficult to see. Certainly in the Falcons Toulon game when Bastareaud had been chatting with the ref, about 69 min game clock, he gesticulated towards his own players as if showing a card and there was a clear band on his ring finger.

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    Forgive me if I don’t translate article 415-5, but it really only reiterates the WR regulation. Only jewelry (as used in English), is actually broken down in the French version to specifically forbid wearing rings, etc...
    415-5 - Equipements interdits
    Il est rappelé que le port de bagues, alliances, boucles d’oreilles, piercings... est formellement interdit pendant la pratique de l’activité (entraînement et compétition), ceci par application de la Règle de jeu World Rugby n° 4.5

    Source: FFR (French Rugby Union)

    He is not even allowed to wear jewelry during training, let alone on match day. A little like the English brat pack, some players have over blown egos and think they are above the Laws of the Game. Sad really, but that’s the way it is these days. Referee would be well within his rights to send him to the changing rooms and come back once he has removed the offending item. (Probaly doesn’t come off easily, tough. The guy is supposed to be a professional, then let him start behaving as one. Or choose a different profession.). Small enough sacrifice for 42,000€ a month

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    A player may not wear:
    Any item contaminated by blood.
    Any sharp or abrasive item.
    Any items containing buckles, clips, rings, hinges, zippers, screws, bolts or rigid material or projection not otherwise permitted under this law.
    Jewellery.
    Gloves.
    Shorts with padding sewn into them.
    Any item that is normally permitted in law but, in the referee’s opinion, is liable to cause injury.
    Communication devices.
    Last edited by L'irlandais; 18-01-19 at 23:01.
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    Default Re: Is wearing rings in French rugby commonplace?

    Quote Originally Posted by L'irlandais View Post

    He is not even allowed to wear jewelry during training, let alone on match day. A little like the English brat pack, some players have over blown egos and think they are above the Laws of the Game. Sad really, but that’s the way it is these days. Referee would be well within his rights to send him to the changing rooms and come back once he has removed the offending item. (Probaly doesn’t come off easily, tough. The guy is supposed to be a professional, then let him start behaving as one. Or choose a different profession.). Small enough sacrifice for 42,000€ a month

    Well writ

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    Default Re: Is wearing rings in French rugby commonplace?

    Quote Originally Posted by L'irlandais View Post
    Forgive me if I don’t translate article 415-5, but it really only reiterates the WR regulation. Only jewelry (as used in English), is actually broken down in the French version to specifically forbid wearing rings, etc...
    415-5 - Equipements interdits
    Il est rappelé que le port de bagues, alliances, boucles d’oreilles, piercings... est formellement interdit pendant la pratique de l’activité (entraînement et compétition), ceci par application de la Règle de jeu World Rugby n° 4.5

    Source: FFR (French Rugby Union)

    He is not even allowed to wear jewelry during training, let alone on match day. A little like the English brat pack, some players have over blown egos and think they are above the Laws of the Game. Sad really, but that’s the way it is these days. Referee would be well within his rights to send him to the changing rooms and come back once he has removed the offending item. (Probaly doesn’t come off easily, tough. The guy is supposed to be a professional, then let him start behaving as one. Or choose a different profession.). Small enough sacrifice for 42,000€ a month

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    A player may not wear:
    Any item contaminated by blood.
    Any sharp or abrasive item.
    Any items containing buckles, clips, rings, hinges, zippers, screws, bolts or rigid material or projection not otherwise permitted under this law.
    Jewellery.
    Gloves.
    Shorts with padding sewn into them.
    Any item that is normally permitted in law but, in the referee’s opinion, is liable to cause injury.
    Communication devices.
    Not sure how this led to an anti English rant ?
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    It is NOT an anti English rant, as you perceived it. It is a lament that the excessive salaries paid in Top flight rugby are destroying, not only the amateur game, but also the good character of those very players.
    England has a brat pack. Fact check that if you will.
    France has its own brat pack, of which Mathieu Bastareaud is most definitely a member.
    Imho there are glaring similarities between the two setups.

    Example of MB’s being a brat: Embarrassing (criminal ?) behaviour down under. It wouldn’t take much effort to find an article, relating similar stuff about recent England tours to the Southern Hemisphere.
    If you don’t see any similarities with certain characters in the Premiership that’s your problem.
    Mathieu Bastareaud had a rough childhood, rugby initially saved him. However at 19 he wasn’t ready for the fame/wealth. He let Paris because his drinking in Bars was interfering with his career. In Toulon, he preferred flirting with women on the beach, to going to training. Only knuckling down to the imposed timetable when it was that or your out of the club. His place in the National team was threatened because he can’t keep his weight undef 120kg and International camp felt this was affecting his ability to play a full 80 minutes.
    MB is a family man, comments online about his behaviour infuriate him.
    Last edited by L'irlandais; 19-01-19 at 09:01.
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