30 Jun 2009

Young French rugby player under observation in psychiatric hospital

10:07 am on 30 June 2009

There's been another dramatic turn in the life of Mathieu Basteraud, the young French rugby player at the centre of a fabricated assault after the second test against the All Blacks in Wellington.

The leading French sports daily L'Equipe, quoting the president of Basteraud's Paris club Stade Francais, reports that the 20 year old midfield back has attempted suicide, and he's under ovservation in a psychiatric hospital in the Paris area where he's expected to stay for about two weeks.