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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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Top 14
Friday , August 22
Toulouse vs Castres20:45
Saturday , August 23
Brive vs Clermont Auvergne14:45
Toulon vs La Rochelle18:30
Montpellier vs Grenoble18:30
Bordeaux-Begles vs Racing Metro Paris18:30
Bayonne vs Oyonnax18:30
Stade Francais vs Lyon20:45
Friday , August 29
Clermont Auvergne vs Montpellier20:45
Saturday , August 30
La Rochelle vs Toulouse14:45
Lyon vs Brive18:30
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Saturday , August 16
Clermont Auvergne 30 - 26 GrenobleClermont Auvergne vs Grenoble Report
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Castres 22 - 25 Stade Francais
Brive 37 - 15 La Rochelle
Montpellier 16 - 19 Racing Metro ParisMontpellier vs Racing Metro Paris Report
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Friday , August 15
Bayonne 15 - 29 ToulonBayonne vs Toulon Report
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PosTeamPPts
1Brive15
2Toulon14
3Bordeaux-Begles14
4Clermont Auvergne14
5Stade Francais14