Friday 20 October 2017

Pic: Mathieu Bastareaud took a snooze in a top Dublin nightclub hours after Sexton collision

France's centre Mathieu Bastareaud (L) clashes with Jonathan Sexton
France's centre Mathieu Bastareaud (L) clashes with Jonathan Sexton

French juggernaut Mathieu Bastareaud was clearly wrecked after Les Bleus lost 18-11 to Ireland at the Aviva on Saturday evening.

The enormous Toulon centre was snapped catching up on some beauty sleep at top celebrity haunt Krystle on Saturday night.

The 19-stone outside centre was involved in two heavy collisions with man-of-the-match Jonathan Sexton during the clash at the Aviva, with the Racing Metro star requiring stitches over his left eye.

I'm sure Sexton had a good night's sleep after his first game following a 12-week layoff over concussion concerns but his on-field foe looked to have been equally drained by his on-field exertions.

Here's why Bastareaud had good reason to be tired:

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