Rugby Union: Lamaison accused by SRU

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The Independent Online
Christophe Lamaison, France's match-winner against Scotland, was yesterday cited by the Scottish Rugby Union for his tackle on Craig Chalmers which left the stand-off severely concussed.

Chalmers was motionless as he was carried off to hospital after a heavy tackle in the 53rd minute. It occurred in the build-up to Alan Tait's second try, with Chalmers delivering the scoring pass.

The SRU viewed a video of the incident, which apparently showed Lamaison's shoulder crashing into Chalmers' neck. A statement said: "Following an incident in which Craig Chalmers was injured in yesterday's match, the SRU has cited Christophe Lamaison having studied video evidence. The FFR [French rugby federation] has been informed and the matter will now be dealt with through the Five Nations by the match commissioner."

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