I know they have a constituency but:
Saints were upset about the length of the ban and with Leicester boss Richard Cockerill protesting so much about the incident, labelling it “as bad an injury as I have seen on a rugby field”.
Cockerill’s outburst was in stark contrast to Mallinder’s when Manu Tuilagi was given a five-week ban for a three-punch assault on Chris Ashton in last season’s derby at Welford Road.
To begin at the beginning:
It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless
and bible-black, the cobblestreets silent and the hunched,
courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the
sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboatbobbing sea.