Yachvili forced to sit out Sarries match
November 15, 2011
Yachvili struggled with injury during the World Cup © Getty Images
Biarritz will be without star scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili for their Heineken Cup clash with Saracens on Saturday.
The 31-year-old struggled in the latter stages of the World Cup with a thigh injury and he underwent scans on Monday which determined the injury has once again flared up following their 28-21 loss to the Ospreys. The MRI scan showed traces of bleeding on the hematoma which means the 59-cap French international faces 15 days on the sidelines.
"He complained of pain at half-time and during the second half - every time he kicked he felt like he was punched in the leg," said Biarritz coach Patrice Lagisquet. The 15-day layoff means the scrum-half will also be forced to miss the Top 14 basement side's clash with Racing Metro.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
As Scotland decides its future, Scrum Sevens looks at a group of players who transcended rugby both for country and the British & Irish Lions
Ahead of November's USA-All Blacks match, America's ESPN Magazine explains rugby to its readers who may not be familiar with the game
Tom Hamilton talks to World Cup-winning captain John Smit about life after rugby, his fears over the South African exodus and the World Cup
The reopening of the openside debate, a dominant wolf-pack and a sublime performance in defeat - Monday Maul looks at the weekend's talking points