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Worcester Warriors Chris Ashton handed lengthy ban

Chris Ashton has been handed a six-week ban following his red-card incident against Northampton Saints in the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership clash.

The former England man was sent off in the 50th minute for a no-arms hit on Tommy Freeman’s head in a ruck and Saints took advantage almost straight away when Ollie Sleightholme found the hole in the defence where Ashton should have been.

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His absence hampered Worcester in the game as they succumbed to a 14-62 defeat.

Considering his poor disciplinary record that includes a 13-week ban for biting an opponent in 2016 and a seven week ban for an illegal tip-tackle in 2018, he was handed no reduction.

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