Probe launched into French star publicly accused of ‘playing football’
A probe has been launched into France star Brice Dulin, who was accused on air by Andy Nicol of ‘playing football’ for La Rochelle.
The incident in question will be pretty traumatic to most rugby fans, who’d struggle to get to more than five or six playing ‘keepy-uppy’ with a round ball.
Dulin can clearly be seen here being too skillful, a phenomenon that is looked down upon in rugby union, where basic stuff like catching and passing are lauded as the height of skill.
This sort of stuff doesn’t really fit into that picture.
Many believe that Dulin was doing it to impress La Rochelle boss Ronan O’Gara who is from Cork – the birthplace of angry football icon Roy Keane.
Dulin may have thought showing off some footy skills so he might remind O’Gara of Keane and that is would impress the Irisman in a more profound manner than if he just picked up the ball and passed it like a normal human being.
“There are 29 lads out there playing Rugby football, while Brice Dulin is enjoying some football.
“So impressive from the Frenchman.
“Coast to coast from La Rochelle!,” said BT.
There are 29 lads out there playing 🏉, while Brice Dulin is enjoying some football.
So impressive from the Frenchman.
Coast to coast from La Rochelle! 💛#HeinekenChampionsCup pic.twitter.com/NW8sYxWvQ3
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) January 22, 2022
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