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Club Rugby

Gloucester's Nick Wood banned for stamp on Saracens flanker Jacques Burger

Nick Wood, the Gloucester prop sent off in the opening few seconds of last weekend's Premiership match at Saracens for stamping on the head of flanker Jacques Burger, has been suspended for eight weeks.

Wood, who apologised to Burger immediately after the incident, cannot play again until mid-November.

The 30-year-old appeared before a three-man Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel in Bristol tonight.