Nick Wood: Gloucester prop given eight-week ban for head stamp

Gloucester prop Nick Wood has been banned for eight weeks for stamping on Saracens flanker Jacques Burger's head.

Wood was shown the second-fastest red card in Premiership history just 73 seconds into Sunday's game at Allianz Park, which Sarries won 44-12.

The 30-year-old's case was heard in Bristol by a three-man Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel.

An RFU statement read: "He is suspended from September 18 until November 12 and can play again the following day."

The fastest sending-off in Premiership history remains Mick Watson's  dismissal after 42 seconds when playing for London Scottish against Bath in May 1999.

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