Racing 92 president Jack Lorenzetti referred to the suspension of Australian back Kurtley Beale who received three dates for an action against Montpellier that leaves him out of the quarterfinals of the Champions Cup.
“It is outrageous. I do not understand anything,” said the president in an interview with the French media Midi Olympique. “I have nothing against Toulouse and nothing against Joe Tekori (N. del E .: received a week suspension) but how a voluntary elbow to the face can be worth a suspension game and how Kurtley Beale’s gesture, involuntary and questionable in terms of dangerousness, can it be worth three? “he wondered.
“The League, in its great leniency, still considered that, given his clean record, Kurtley Beale deserved a six-game penalty to reduce it to three. It’s crazy!” Lorenzetti added.
And then he referred to the present of the Australian, who joined the team this season: “Since he joined the club, Kurtley Beale has not ceased to amaze us, either because of his intrinsic qualities or because of his powers of integration. Rugbistically, he begins to amaze us. Finding his marks and on the field, he seems very complicit with Finn Russell. Beale, he can play center, wing, fullback or opening. This is our Australian Swiss Army Knife. “