16 Dec 2011

Harinordoquy's father banned from stadium

4:03 pm on 16 December 2011

The father of the French rugby player Imanol Harinordoquy has been banned from Biarritz's Aguilera Stadium for the rest of the season after invading the pitch to defend his son in a punch-up.

Lucien Harinordoquy sprinted from the stands during the French Top 14 game against Bayonne last month to protect Imanol, who was on the wrong end of a scuffle with rival player Jean-Jo Marmouyet.

Both teams were fined 10 thousand dollars by the National Rugby League while the Aguilera Stadium was banned from hosting Biarritz's next Top 14 home game.