To ban, or not to ban?

It seems that the the French RFU are playing an interesting game relating to M. Dupuy’s 23 week ban for gouging. According to a article I just read, the French authorities are meeting to discuss whether to make the ban count in France. Erm..don’t all applicant clubs sign up to the rules before the competition start?

Stade Francais president Max Guazzini said this.

“A private company based in Ireland [European Cup organisers European Rugby Cup] is preventing a salaried club member from working and playing [in France],” he said.

Erm.. Yep! That would the private company based in Ireland, whose competition you applied to enter? Surely you can’t be on both sides if this? You either play by the rules, or you don’t play the game??