Rugby shall be one of the world’s most brutal sports activities actions, and a French rugby participant discovered that out the laborious means Saturday.

In a Top 14 match, Bordeaux’s Maxime Lucu was kicking the ball away when he was speared by Castres Olympique’s Ryno Pieterse with the contest tied 23-23. Lucu had already kicked the ball, landed and presumably had time to make a sandwich earlier than Pieterse acquired proper right here in alongside collectively together with his shoulder for a swap additional usually seen in expert wrestling.

Lucu later stated he was constructive and “still standing.”