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Duo charged with machete attack
ESPN Staff
July 23, 2014
Aurelien Rougerie was hospitalised following the attack © Getty Images
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French police have charged two men with the machete attack on three of Clermont's players.

Aurelien Rougerie, Julien Pierre and Benjamin Kayser were set upon by 10 men who were brandishing machetes and knives as they left a nightclub in Millau in the early hours of Sunday morning. The trio were hospitalised but Rougerie and Kayser were released on Sunday while Pierre required surgery on the cuts he sustained to his hip.

Five men were detained on Tuesday by French officials and two have since been charged with "aggravated and premeditated group violence using arms," according to Yves Delperie, the local prosecutor. Delperie added: "They were recognised by witnesses and the victims."

According to AFP, the pair both had previous police records with the 20-year-old previously charged with extortion and the 21-year-old for drugs offences.

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