Northampton, despite the dismissal of Tom Wood for a stamping offence in a frenzied second half, fought back from a 22-6 first-half deficit to win this play-off for the final place in next season’s European Champions Cup.
The England flanker who may now miss the tour of Argentina because of suspension, was sent off in the 64th minute by John Lacey, the Irish referee.
He was caught by TV cameras stamping on the head of Djibril Camara, the Stade full back.
That, is very out of character for Tom Wood.
— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) May 26, 2017
What on earth was Tom Wood thinking Sorry @SaintsRugby fans, that’s a red card every time! No credit for the booing at all! Learn the rules!
— Debbie Knight (@debsknig) May 26, 2017
Northampton fans chanting ‘cheat’ at a Stade player who just went off after having his head stamped on by Tom Wood. Disgraceful. #NORvSFP
— Joe (@waltersjo) May 26, 2017
Northampton and Tom Wood should be ashamed of themselves.
— Elis Williams (@ElisWilliams2) May 26, 2017
RED CARD! This has gone off – and so has Tom Wood. Dismissed for stamp on Camara. ‘Cheat, cheat, cheat’ is the cry at the Gardens.
— Tom Vickers (@WheresTommyV) May 26, 2017