One-week suspensions for Wasps coaching duo

Planet Rugby

Wasps were dealt a double setback with the news that their assistant coaches Scott Barrow and Pete Atkinson were suspended for one week after being found guilty on a misconduct charge.

The incident occurred during Saturday’s Premiership encounter with Exeter Chiefs at Coventry Building Society Arena.

Barrow (backs transition) was suspended for interfering with play by back-heeling the ball away and then preventing an Exeter player from retrieving it. Meanwhile, Atkinson (head of performance) received his sanction for comments made towards referee Wayne Barnes after a try was scored by the Chiefs.

Not on duty against Saracens

Both will only be able to attend Sunday’s trip to Saracens as spectators and will return to full duties against Bath the following weekend.

A disciplinary hearing also instructed them to “deliver a presentation to the non-playing members of Wasps staff on the Premiership regulations relating to the operation of technical areas for matches and also how their own off-field conduct was contrary to the values of the game”.