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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Rémy Martin cited for stamp on Jean-Baptiste Elissalde

This is just a short clip to show the incident that has resulted in a citing for Bayonne's Rémy Martin in the Top 14.

Bayonne are near the bottom of the table and looking at a possible relegation from the Top 14, so this blow won't do their cause any good whatsoever.

Martin, captain of the side, was cited by the LNR and will appear before a disciplinary commitee after he stamped on Jean-Baptiste Elissalde of Toulouse.

Martin will surely claim that it wasn't deliberate, but Elissalde was injured in the incident, and as you can see in this clip, wasn't too pleased with his former French colleague.

Martin's displinary hearing will only take place on January 20th, which oddly enough means that he will be free to play until then.

Elissalde had scans on Monday which found that there was actually no cartilage damage around his ribs after they were stamped on.

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57 Comments:

  • first.......come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 10, 2010 10:46 pm  

  • you sir are an idiot ^^ at least make a comment on the video.

    doesn't look deliberate

    By Anonymous Stubby, at January 10, 2010 10:48 pm  

  • man up frenchy

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 10, 2010 10:50 pm  

  • sure didn't i make a comment.......FIRST time i saw Martin do something like that and you clearly see Martin say COME ON shake my hand at the end of clip!!! Your just jealous:-P come on!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 10, 2010 10:51 pm  

  • listen to those accents! grrr! XD

    By Anonymous Gareth Thomas, at January 10, 2010 10:56 pm  

  • Holy crap how many more fucktards to come and comment on this vid?

    By Blogger Oli, at January 11, 2010 12:02 am  

  • different french scrumhalf idiot. people, use NAMES and dont post such dumb comments.

    By Anonymous miguel, at January 11, 2010 12:06 am  

  • guilty !!

    By Anonymous jamestheconvict, at January 11, 2010 12:43 am  

  • Looked accidental to me. I hate to defend a cheese eating surrender monkey, but that is at most a penalty for being careless.

    By Anonymous IK, at January 11, 2010 12:47 am  

  • that was a good tackle

    By Anonymous jacob, at January 11, 2010 12:53 am  

  • It it was accidental, Martin would have stopped to see what he had stamped on, or he would have tripped over Elissalde. Even if it LOOKS accidental, you honestly can't say you have the same walking feeling when you put your foot on the ground or on someone's ribs.

    By Anonymous Maximus, at January 11, 2010 12:59 am  

  • Listen to how the french tongue curves words into art, ooo goose bumps! XD

    By Anonymous Gareth Thomas, at January 11, 2010 1:14 am  

  • that doesnt look like much to me at all.

    By Anonymous chris, at January 11, 2010 1:31 am  

  • littlléé aangry foranch mán!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 11, 2010 2:01 am  

  • I wouldn't have shaken his hand either, except that at some point soon they might have to don the same jersey for France in the upcoming 6N.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 11, 2010 2:50 am  

  • I'm impressed with Ellisalde's reaction at the end. A lot of people would have shook his hand either to just be nice or to say that what's done on a rugby pitch is fine, let's be friends after the match. But Ellisalde took a principled stand, and I must salute him for it.

    And it was obviously deliberate. You can't step on someone like that by accident.

    By Anonymous Kearney for tests, at January 11, 2010 3:43 am  

  • Ooh-hoo the snub there at the end. Ouch!

    By Anonymous Flapjack, at January 11, 2010 3:48 am  

  • If you are lying on the floor in the direct path of the breakdown you have an increased likely hood of being stepped on. Ellisade made a good tackle on a big man and paid the price. If Martin had looked at him picked his foot up and stomped as if he we're stomping an ant then there would be a case for citation. Instead martin simply chased the breakdown as a good seven should. If martin didn't do what he did he would not have been doing his utmost and therefore cheating his team. The real citing should be against Ellisade for his little snub, on the basis of un-sportsman like conduct. If found guilty this is punishment for playing the game as hard as one can. If this moment in a game is citable then where does the game end up? touch?

    By Anonymous mike, at January 11, 2010 5:27 am  

  • Didn't think there was much in this at first look - but a couple more views suggests that Martin had plenty of room to plant his right foot on the ground and step over Elissalde but chose instead to stretch a little and stand on him. There's an element of doubt for sure so who knows how it'll go?

    By Anonymous TedM, at January 11, 2010 7:07 am  

  • Get up and play the game. If you're on the ground, in the path of a breakdown, you're going to get stepped on. It happens to everyone, myself included. Definitely wasn't intentional. And the no. 7 was gracious at the end, offering a hand shake of apology...

    By Blogger Hayes, at January 11, 2010 7:15 am  

  • if his big fat prop mate managed to jump over him i think remy could have made a bit more of a effort.This is becoming a bit to regular dirty play from the french needs to clean its act up a bit i think or just save it for the allblacks

    By Anonymous mr umanga, at January 11, 2010 8:03 am  

  • What a cunt, please don't delete this comment, but honestly what an absolute bastarde, that was so dirty!!

    By Anonymous YeaaaaaMAN, at January 11, 2010 9:33 am  

  • Martin is a great flanker, but he should sometimes clean his game...

    dupuy, elissalde out for 6 nations? parra and yachvili will be the 2 scrum hunters for 6 nations

    By Blogger Flooz, at January 11, 2010 9:50 am  

  • Still reckon it was accidental.

    But whether or not it was accidental, refusing to shake the guy's hand was a bullshit move. I did that once after a bloke blindside punched me, and my dad gave me the mother of all bollockings.

    The only time I think it's acceptable to do that is if the guy has bitten or gouged you.

    By Anonymous IK, at January 11, 2010 10:08 am  

  • It is well disguised but definitely deliberate.

    He had two or three strides before he planted his foot on Elissalde - it would have been easy for him to jump over him because there was space in front AND behind the scrum half too. Like 'Mr Umanga' said, the prop managed to do it.

    Remy Martin weighs 107 kgs. That's nearly 17 stone. Could have broken his ribs.

    Hayes - The post-match "handshake of apology" is easy when you haven't been sin-binned for the offense.

    PS - Those people taking the piss out of Gareth Thomas - grow up.

    PPS - Rugbydump - the site is getting seriously bogged down with the advertisements, miniplayers etc... I know that it is a popular site to advertisers must be keen, but don't over do it, "great competition" or not...

    By Anonymous Ni, at January 11, 2010 10:38 am  

  • This is what Elissalde says in the clip to the TV interviewer or presenter:

    "I'm trying to tell myself that he didn't see me, or that he didn't mean to [stamp on me], even if that seems a little strange.

    In any case, I don't think that doing that kind of thing can save his team in their fight to stay up [in the league]."

    The interviewer then asks:

    You didn't want to shake his hand at the end?

    To which Elissalde replies:

    "No, it's a shame, but there you go. I had shaken his hand at half-time because I hadn't seen him."


    I imagine he means that at the time of the incident he hadn't seen who it was who had stamped on him.

    By Anonymous Ni, at January 11, 2010 10:50 am  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 11, 2010 12:12 pm  

  • i recon its a bit petty of ellisalde not shakin his hand, what hapens on the pitch stays on the pitch is my view.

    u cant suggest that he wouldn't have done the same to martin,

    By Anonymous no9, at January 11, 2010 12:23 pm  

  • "what hapens on the pitch stays on the pitch"

    We'll see what you say when a guy voluntarily breaks your ribs and rules you out of the 6N

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 11, 2010 12:27 pm  

  • ellisalde doesn't like shaking peoples hands then :P.... after the HC final 08 he wouldnt shake o garas?

    nd i doubt ogara injured him like

    By Anonymous bD, at January 11, 2010 1:21 pm  

  • Sorry to see this place go. I guess everyone knew copyright infringement would kill everyone's fun sooner or later.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 11, 2010 2:27 pm  

  • no.9 you've got to be kidding me right? That was malicious.

    By Anonymous Andy, at January 11, 2010 3:18 pm  

  • Deliberate, a cheap shot after Elissade had made a great tackle aswell, don't blame him for the snub at the end of the game

    By Anonymous M, at January 11, 2010 4:05 pm  

  • i know that andy, im not saying it wasn't. and im not saying he deosn't deserve to be cited.


    but in my eyes i still see it as a bit petty,

    By Anonymous no9, at January 11, 2010 4:34 pm  

  • That to me is a nonsense cite...a man going full tilt onto play steps on an opponent, his head is up, his foot motion is a step and not a stamp, on foot makes contact the other doesn't, its a natural step he takes as opposed to going out of his way to 'get' opposing 9 - play on nothing to see here and nothing proven on that citation.

    People get trodden on in rugby. Its not always foul play.

    By Anonymous Eoghan, at January 11, 2010 4:35 pm  

  • only ne man knows if it was intentional-or not-and thats remy martin... :S

    but its still a shame they didnt get other the incident and dont shake hands at the end, althought i understand JBE's reaction, as it happens to us all occasionally...

    By Anonymous luxi, at January 11, 2010 5:19 pm  

  • Don't think its likely that Martin or Elissalde will feature for France again anyway.

    Re the French 6N scrum halves.

    I thought Morgan Parra was injured also. How about Tillis(?) Borde, or Mignoni? Personally, I think Dupuy isn't even in the top 5 best French Scrum Halves and his suspension is a positive for France's 6Ns hopes. I'd much prefer Ireland to face him rather than Parra, Elissalde, Mignoni or Yachvilli.

    By Anonymous Huh!! the 3rd, at January 11, 2010 5:33 pm  

  • Para can play the 6N (played this week-end for Clermont), and surely will, as it seems that Lievremont wants him to play every game in order to improve before the 2011 WC.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 11, 2010 8:19 pm  

  • I haven't read them lately but I was tought that a player on the ground counts as the ground so u can step on him as you would the ground which seems to be the case...

    By Blogger poccio, at January 11, 2010 8:33 pm  

  • Thus, everybody standing with both feet on the ground are likely to be stamped on. Since they're on the ground. Everybody is legally likely to be stamped on freely.
    You just can't step on people flying over the pitch.
    Sheer logic.

    By Anonymous Maximus, at January 11, 2010 8:42 pm  

  • More seriously, to those who think it wasn't intentional:
    in a similar situation if it hadn't been Elissalde on the ground but one of Martin's team mate, do you think Martin would have stepped on him?

    By Anonymous Maximus, at January 11, 2010 8:47 pm  

  • I also think JBE won't play for France any more cos Lievremont doesn't want him in the squad, even though he admits he is a very good player. JBE just doesn't fit his "plans", understand what you can.

    imo, he's the best 9 France has and arguably the best 10 at the moment. I just find it's a pity to ignore such a gifted player who can organise the team, kick and weigh on a game so much.
    I'd like to see him share the scrum half position with Parra, and why not Michalak or Yach when they're in good shape.
    And as Lievremont likes experimenting players, I'd like to see him try Baby as 10: good kick, good vision, good pace, takes his responsibilities, likes to attack the line... well, he'd perfectly fit the "plan".
    And he knows most of the players regularly selected in the national team, he's a former Toulousain.

    By Anonymous Maximus, at January 11, 2010 9:06 pm  

  • It was french rugby or Italian soccer ?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 11, 2010 9:46 pm  

  • All this talk about scrum-halves, does no one else think that Elissalde is far superior to Morgan Parra? In fact does no one think that Mignoni, Yachvili, Tillous-Borde, Durand and JBE are a lot better than Parra? I think Parra's slow, weak, an average at best goal-kicker, gets caught in the ruck far too often, and sometimes stupidly starts fights, so he'll probably be suspended sooner or later. Why does Lievrement ignore all the other hugely talented players?

    By Anonymous Kearney for tests, at January 11, 2010 10:20 pm  

  • All this talk about scrum-halves, does no one else think that Elissalde is far superior to Morgan Parra? In fact does no one think that Mignoni, Yachvili, Tillous-Borde, Durand and JBE are a lot better than Parra? I think Parra's slow, weak, an average at best goal-kicker, gets caught in the ruck far too often, and sometimes stupidly starts fights, so he'll probably be suspended sooner or later. Why does Lievrement ignore all the other hugely talented players?

    By Anonymous Kearney for tests, at January 11, 2010 10:20 pm  

  • i agree get over it man ellisald shud of kept hold of him to make a clinicle tackle and for his lazy effort he got shood boohoo grow up elisald

    By Anonymous woolys rugby, at January 11, 2010 10:57 pm  

  • that was accidental.
    he tried jumping over him and he rolled in the way kinda

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 11, 2010 11:08 pm  

  • i was always taught to shake hands no matter what happened, but i can see his point. martin did look surprised though. maybe they talked about it later over a beer, nice thought.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 11, 2010 11:43 pm  

  • Congrats to you lad.
    you're ready to get injured maybe for weeks (50% chances illegally) and tell the man it's ok after the match. That's my man! "wots on da pitch stez on da pitch" huhh?
    we jump on one another's ribs aaaall the time in rugby!
    oh yeah, hurt me please, thank you, it feels so good, hmmm... on my ribs, on the left, hmmm... tell me we're buddies forever! you're my boy rugby fella.
    Wicked.

    By Anonymous IronicMan, at January 11, 2010 11:47 pm  

  • that wasn't a lazy tackle, it was quality. ledesma is a bison, you try stopping him you fag

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 11, 2010 11:53 pm  

  • ^ fully agreed

    By Anonymous IronicMan, at January 12, 2010 12:05 am  

  • even if it wasn't ledesma (he plays for clermont)

    By Anonymous IronicMan, at January 12, 2010 12:08 am  

  • There's always the hope that those were two entirely disconnect statements.

    That is:

    "that wasn't a lazy tackle, it was quality."

    Followed by an entirely separate challenge:

    "ledesma is a bison, you try stopping him you fag"

    ...

    ...no? The Anonymous is just an idiot? Alright.

    By Anonymous martin, at January 12, 2010 12:21 am  

  • shouldn't it be "stand in line" rather than "stand it line" in the caption above the video!nonethelessbest rugby site in the world.

    By Anonymous rosh, at January 12, 2010 4:40 pm  

  • More french crap, what a surprise. I think they should be banned from international rugby for a year so they can get their act right.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 13, 2010 4:11 am  

  • in all honesty yeh its petty to not shake hands, but to all those saying 'i shook hands with someone who raped me on the pitch' and 'my dad bollocked me' etc...or words to those effects, it is up to the individual, some stand in the tunnel and clap the opposition through, others stand and shake their hands as they go through, some people rush around the pitch shaking hands with the ref and oppo players, others wander off....if Elissalde didnt want to shake hands with someone because he viewed it as a blatant foul then its up to him and he has the right to do it....at least a fist fight on the pitch you have semi equal chances, Elissalde was flat on his back....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 13, 2010 11:54 am  

  • Please do not forget that this clip is in slow motion and it looks like he has loads of time to miss him. I would like to see this in real time before rendering a final judgment.

    By Anonymous Stubby, at January 13, 2010 6:29 pm  

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