22 Dec 2009

Dupuy to appeal eye-gouging ban

3:15 pm on 22 December 2009

The French rugby halfback Julien Dupuy has decided to appeal against his six -months ban for eye-gouging during Stade Francais' Heineken Cup match against Ulster earlier this month.

Ther26-year-old was suspended last week for gouging flanker Stephen Ferris's eyes in an ill-tempered game in Belfast.

The ban means Dupuy, will be out until June 3 next year, ruling him out of theSix Nations championship and effectively ending his season.