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Laporte ban temporarily lifted

29th March 2014 13:24

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Free, for now: Bernard Laporte

Toulon manager Bernard Laporte has had his 16-week ban temporarily lifted by the French National Olympic Committee.

Laporte's suspension, following his outbursts regarding referee Laurent Cardona, was extended from 13 to 16 weeks by an LNR appeals committee last week, prompting Toulon to take their appeal to the ComitÚ National Olympique et Sportif Franšais (CNOSF), which is the highest authority in sport in France.

The CNOSF have appointed two mediators to deal with the case, which will be heard on Thursday April 3.

In the meantime, Laporte's ban - which covers access to stadiums as well as referee's and players' dressing rooms - has been temporarily lifted, meaning he will be able to play a role in Saturday's Top 14 clash with Toulouse.

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Friday , August 15
Bayonne vs Toulon20:45
Saturday , August 16
Clermont Auvergne vs Grenoble14:45
Brive vs La Rochelle18:30
Bordeaux-Begles vs Lyon18:30
Castres vs Stade Francais18:30
Toulouse vs Oyonnax18:30
Montpellier vs Racing Metro Paris20:45
Friday , August 22
Toulouse vs Castres20:45
Saturday , August 23
Brive vs Clermont Auvergne14:45
Toulon vs La Rochelle18:30
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1Toulon2677
2Montpellier2676
3Clermont Auvergne2673
4Toulouse2669
5Racing Metro Paris2669