Sale winger Byron McGuigan sent off after bodyslam on Nick Tompkins 2 years ago

Sale winger Byron McGuigan sent off after bodyslam on Nick Tompkins

He had to walk for that.

Sale Sharks winger Byron McGuigan lost the head completely and was red-carded for a couple of dangerous slams on Saracens' Nick Tompkins.


With Saracens leading Sharks 13-0, early in the second half, a penalty went against the visitors and Tompkins was on the mind-up.

The Wales star leaned down to rub the head of Tompkins after the penalty went to Saracens, and McGuigan did not take too kindly to the gesture.

Up he vaulted and Tompkins was in for it. McGuigan lifted him and slammed him to the turf. Still not finished, he then dangerously dragged Tompkins to the ground again, slamming his head into a padded pitch divider.


Byron McGuigan sees straight red

Sean Maitland rushed in to pull McGuigan off Tompkins and it all kicked off as players from both sides waded in.

After match officials and peace-keepers calmed everyone down, and a quick check of the replays, a red card was shown and that was it for the winger.


With Sale down to 14 men, Saracens set about closing out their winning position.

Maitland and Vincent Koch scored tries for Sarries. Ben Curry got a try back for Sale but the hosts responded with a Max Malins try.


Victory would see Niall McCall's side leap to second in the Premiership table, just a handful of points off leaders Leicester Tigers.