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Re: More Gouging?
Posted by: Gazzafez
Date: 04/10/2017 18:50
Quinten Poulsen
I have no idea how anyone can say this was worse then Ashton's. Ashton grabbed a bloke by the face and threw him on the floor for heaven's sake!

For the sake of accuracy QP, Ashton was in the process of removing the player out of the maul. The fact that he threw him to the ground is entirely irrelevant. The concencus was that Ashton was guilty of lazy hands and nothing more. But his hands should not have been there full stop. However, the punishment was completely out of proportion with the crime. 10 weeks and the end of his England career, pretty much as a direct consequence.

Sinckler was a naughty boy and he was lucky to get off with such a comparatively light sentence; as we all know now primarliy because he pleaded guilty, whereas Ashton did not.

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