Melrose prop receives lengthy ban
January 17, 2000
Craig Smith, of Scottish BT Premiership side Melrose has received a 22-week suspension after being sent off in a league game against Glasgow hawks last month.
The loose head prop, who is a former Scottish Under 21 International was banned for stamping after the incident, which involved Hawks prop Gavin Walsh. Melrose coach Gary Parker, when commenting after the decision was announced was surprised by the severity of the punishment "It's a lengthy ban considering he's never been warned or sin-binned in his career. I've talked to him and he accepts it will just have to be a hard lesson."