But the South Africa official has now invited controversy on to himself after a picture emerged on social media showing him posing with Welsh fans and playfully landing an elbow on to the head of one.
French Rugby Federation vice president Dr Serge Simon called the photos "shocking" on Twitter.
Though head coaches Jacques Brunel and Warren Gatland backed Peyper's decision, the South African official is now at the centre of an investigation after he posed for a photo with a group of Wales supporters.
'From now on, it's time for me to have an arm surgery, as was the case when I returned from the World Cup. "It would be inappropriate to comment further while we are establishing the facts".
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I will "not negotiate a delay with the European Union and neither does the law compel me to do so", Johnson added. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said Tusk would consult with other leaders "in the next days".
"Rugby is heat of the moment stuff and he made an error of judgement".
In a statement translated from French, he apologised for his sending off, and explained that his decision to leave the test arena had been made long in advance of the World Cup campaign.
Brunel agreed that Vahaamahina deserved to be dismissed.
"The red card I don't contest - when you see the images it's very clear".
"We can not deny it".
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Rume Risteski, a resident of Skopje, said the deadlock shows that "the Europeans lie", leading to skepticism toward the EU. Mr Macron was joined by Denmark and the Netherlands in refusing Albania , but France alone rejected North Macedonia.
But that could yet change over the course of his career, with both Dupont and Ntamack displaying sublime handling skills in the build-up to France's second try in a sensational opening eight minutes that ended with flanker Charles Ollivon going in between the posts.
Following a brief deliberation, Vahaamahina was shown a red card and France were forced to battle on with 14 men.
World Rugby announced Vahaamahina will face a disciplinary hearing on Thursday following his dismissal.
He will appear before an independent judicial committee chaired by England's Mike Hamlin.
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