Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Last night Gareth Delve of Gloucester and George Stowers of London Irish were both suspended for three weeks following their scuffle at the Madjeski Stadium last weekend.
London Irish won the home match comfortably, 40-10, showing great form early in the season.
Back rower Stowers put in a dangerous tackle on scrumhalf Dave Lewis though, which led to Delve taking exception to it, and sparking the brawl, as can be seen in this short clip.
Stowers was handed two weeks for the tackle, and a further one week for striking Welshman Delve.
The Gloucester captain received a straight three weeks for his reaction to the tackle, as he charged in at Stowers and effectively caused the fight.
Both players will miss out on the first round of Heineken Cup fixtures as theyre only free to play again on October 12th.
Unfortunately this footage doesnt include the tackle, and this clip is short, but we had requests for it so thought we best share it. It does show Delve charging in though, and the ensuing chaos both on the field, and off it.