France broke head injury protocols in Wales game
16 June 2017, 13:29
The French rugby federation has been reprimanded for failing to follow head injury assessment protocols in their 6 Nations win over Wales in Paris.
French replacement prop Uini Atonio went off for a head injury assessment, with starting tighthead Rabah Slimani returning after being replaced.
A review group appointed to investigate the incident concluded "there was no clear evidence that there was any intent to obtain a competitive advantage'', but found protocols were not followed.
Wales' interim head coach Rob Howley said the "integrity of the game had been brought into disrepute'' by the incident.