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French side Massy leave player behind at motorway service station

By Ian Cameron
(Photo by PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP via Getty Images)

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Rugby Club Massy Essonne in the Nationale maybe aren’t the most attentive bunch, after leaving an academy player behind at a motorway service station in France.


On Sunday Massy – who play in the Nationale, France’s third flight – had traveled to Bourg-en-Bresse for the first match of their play-offs and the Ile-de-France team proved successfully, narrowly winning the game 21 -23.

Howwever, it was on the trip back that the victorious French side took their eye off the ball.

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During a break on a motorway service area on the A6, one of the RCME’s academy players was simply forgotten, with the bus taking off up the road without him.

Luckily, a team bus from rival club Rouen bus passed, picked him up and brought him back to his destination.

Rugby Club Massy Essonne Tweeted: “Thank you to the Rouen Normandy Rugby club for picking up our Espoir player who missed the departure of the bus during the break on the A6… hazards of rugby ”.


It would have been quite a hike for the player involved to return to Massy, which is over four hours by bus away from Bourg-en-Bresse.

Reports that the player is now in talks to sign for the Rouen could not be corroborated.


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