Rugby

Ouch! Ex-Stormers lock bitten by Zebre hooker

2016-10-24 11:47
Quinn Roux (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Zebre hooker Oliviero Fabiani is in hot water after biting Connacht’s South African-born lock Quinn Roux in a European Champions Cup match at the weekend.

The Italian team is up against it in the competition, having entered the game on the back of an 82-14 defeat against Wasps the previous week.

On Sunday, Zebre lost 52-7 at home to Connacht but the game will be remembered for Fabiani’s sending off in the 30th minute.

Fabiani tussled with Roux at the bottom of a ruck when one of the officials spotted the bite.

After reviewing the TMO footage (WATCH BELOW), referee Mathieu Raynal had no hesitation in showing Fabiani a red card, reporting that there was a “clear mark” on Roux’s arm.

Fabiani is set to receive a lengthy ban.

Roux, 25, played lock for Western Province in 2011 and 2012, before signing for Leinster. He was loaned out to Connacht in 2014 and signed a permanent deal with the club last year.

He also made his Test debut for Ireland against South Africa in Johannesburg earlier this year.

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