Planet Rugby

Parra suspended for punching

17th October 2013 10:20

Share:

Morgan Parra

Punchy: Morgan Parra

France and Clermont Auvergne scrum-half Morgan Parra has been handed a four-week ban for fighting.

Parra punched Bordeaux-Begles' Gautier Gibouin during the Top 14 clash between the two sides on September 29, whilst Gibouin was being held down by two of Parra's team-mates.

The 24-year-old, who has 51 caps and 288 points to his name, will now miss France's Test match against New Zealand next month, along with this weekend's Heineken Cup clash against Harlequins.

Parra's ban further diminishes Phillipe Saint-Andre's options at scrum-half, with Racing Métro's Maxime Machenaud set to be unavailable due to a hand injury.

That leaves Toulon's Frederic Michalak along with exciting Montpellier prospect Jonathan Pélissié, as France prepare to face the All Blacks, Tonga and South Africa.

  • International Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
International Match
Saturday , October 18
Australia vs New Zealand10:00
Saturday , November 1
USA vs New ZealandTBC
Saturday , November 8
Scotland vs ArgentinaTBC
Italy vs Samoa14:00
England vs New Zealand14:30
Wales vs Australia14:30
France vs Fiji16:45
Ireland vs South Africa17:00
Saturday , November 15
Scotland vs New ZealandTBC
England vs South Africa14:30
More International Match fixtures