Rovers prop Wood loses appeal against gouging ban

Rovers prop Paul Wood lost his appeal. Picture: Bob Nunn.
Rovers prop Paul Wood lost his appeal. Picture: Bob Nunn.

Featherstone Rovers prop Paul Wood has lost his appeal against a five-match suspension imposed for gouging.

The 33-year-old former Warrington forward was sent off during a stormy Kingstone Press Championship Summer Bash match against Leigh Cenbturions at Blackpool last month and was found guilty of the grade E offence when he appeared in front of a RFL disciplinary tribunal.

Wood was also given a one-match ban for a head-butting offence in the same game.