Gloucester prop Nick Wood has been banned for eight weeks for stamping on the head of Jacques Burger in the recent Saracens v Gloucester game (see video below – stamp within first 35 seconds). Wood will be available again for selection on November 13th.
Wood was sent off just 70 seconds into the encounter, effectively nullifying any chance Gloucester had of turning over Sarries. Despite battling bravely to hold a half time lead, they eventually succumbed to a 44-12 loss as the 14-men of Gloucester tired out.
In our recent poll, 44% of you thought a mid-range ban (5 weeks) would suffice, so do you think this is too long? Is it unfair?