With his side up 30-3 early in the second half, Castres managed to score a try following a quick tap by reserve halfback Rory Kockott.
The Castres’ halfback tapped Timani on the head as he walked past the fallen defender, prompting Timani to rise up and bitch-slap Kockott as he celebrated the score.
Kockott fell to the ground in a soccer-style Hollywood act, grabbing the back of his head while the slap sparked a brawl in the in-goal between the two teams.
After the commotion was over Kockott received a yellow card for his actions while Timani was red-carded.
The bizarre action and reaction is not something often seen on a rugby field, especially the unthinkable act of slapping an opponent in the face.
Timani received a three-year deal to join Montpellier in 2013 and made the switch to the French club following the end of year tour with the Wallabies. He joined ASM Clermont at the conclusion of that contract and has been with them since.
ASM Clermont sits in fifth place on 28 competition points equal with Racing 92 and La Rochelle.
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