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Watch: Absolutely Savage French Rugby Derby Day Dust-Up

Watch: Absolutely Savage French Rugby Derby Day Dust-Up

Ho ho!

Now you'll have to stick with this longer than you might think, but believe us when we tell you, this is definitely worth the wait.

Colomiers welcomed near neighbours Montauban to Toulouse on Friday night and things were fraught.

For those of you who remember the Colomiers side that fell to Ulster in the 1999 Heneiken Cup Final, well things have gone south for the lads in the two decades since. Bobbing up and down between the third and second tiers of the French rugby pyramid in recent years, they are in another relegation scrap this year and went into the derby knowing a defeat at home to their rivals would see them further cut adrift in their bid to find dry land.

With the game tied at 3-3 in the nineteenth minute, things briefly got a bit spicy over by the touchline underneath the main stand of Stade Michel Bindechou. It was nothing to write home about, the sort of polite posturing schmozzle that more-often-than-not leaves you suitably disappointed in the end.

But enter a pink geansaíd referee, waving what can only be described as two harsh enough red cards around and we had ourselves a dance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBRCN0tDquw

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In the blue corner, Colomiers veteran Romain Mémain and in the, eh, green corner, full-back Pierre Klur from Montauban.

Now we can only guess the lock must have muttered something pretty provocative to his opponent as the trudged off the field, only because that's a more comfortable thought than Klur simply losing the whole run of himself. Either way, C'EST PAS FINI! friends.

When things eventually settled down again, the home side weathered a late Montauban comeback to hold on for a 23-19 victory in the end. They're still in the relegation zone but have dragged others right back into the dog fight, including Montauban themselves.

But we're giving the fight to Montauban! Wild scenes!

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