Sin bin: The longest bans in rugby
Tuesday 19 January 2010
Stade Francais prop David Attoub has been handed a 70-week ban for eye gouging by an independent judicial officer.
While the ban is lengthy (the second-most severe to have been handed out for a gouging offence in the professional era), it is proportional considering the dangerous nature of the offence and the need to stamp it out.
Attoub joins numerous others in the oval-ball game to find themselves serving an extra long spell in the sin bin. Here we take a look at those lengthy bans.
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