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Clermont trio suffer machete attack
21 Jul 2014 10:10
Three Clermont Auvergne players have been hospitalised after being attacked with machetes and swords early on Sunday morning in the southern French town of Millau.
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France internationals Aurelien Rougerie, Julien Pierre and Benjamin Kayser were all taken to hospital after "a dozen" armed men attacked them in the southern town of Millau.
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Pierre is to undergo surgery on "deep cuts" to his hip, but none of the injuries suffered by the trio are believed to be life-threatening.
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A statement published on Clermont's official website on Sunday night read: "While returning on foot to their hotel overnight from Saturday to Sunday, a group of Clermont players was attacked by a dozen individuals armed with machetes, knives and swords.
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"A police investigation was opened immediately in Millau, where the Clermont players were staying before travelling to Falgos (a training camp) for a few days.
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"Following the attack, Benjamin Kayser (arm injury), Aurelien Rougerie (arm injury) and Julien Pierre (hip injury) had to be hospitalised.
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"Their lives are not at risk but the Clermont lock (Pierre) needs to undergo surgery to treat deep cuts."
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