Six Men Jailed For Attacking French Rugby Stars With Machetes & Knives

A group of men who brutally attacked three French rugby players outside a nightclub in 2014, have all been jailed.

The six men will face between one and four years in prison after the horrendous attack on Clermont stars Benjamin Kayser, Aurelien Rougerie and Julien Pierre. Hooker Kayser and centre Rougerie suffered nasty arm injuries, while second-row Pierre was seriously hurt with deep wounds to his hips.

A court in Rodez heard how the three players were set upon by around a dozen men, some riding scooters, and wielding knives, machetes and swords in the terrifying assault outside the nightspot in Millau.

The six defendants, all residents of Millau, were convicted of “violence with arms”, with aggravating circumstances such as premeditation. The Clermont squad was staying in the town for a pre-season training camp.



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