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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Brawl Merits Fine

DUBLIN, Ireland -- French rugby union club Brive and Pontypridd of Wales were each fined ?30,000 ($48,000) and warned about their future conduct after a pitch brawl in a European Cup match eight days ago.

The board of the European Rugby Cup, meeting in Dublin on Monday, also summoned Pontypridd No. 8 Dale McIntosh to face a charge of bringing the game and the competition into disrepute in the Sept. 14 match.

It said both clubs were warned that any further conduct deemed to bring the game into disrepute would mean possible immediate expulsion from the competition.