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Sharks Hit By Four-Week Ostrikov Ban

Sharks Hit By Four-Week Ostrikov Ban

Sale Sharks have been hit by the news Andrei Ostrikov has been banned for four weeks after his red card against Bordeaux Begles. The 31-year-old Russian international forward was sent off in the 68th minute of the European Rugby Challenge Cup clash against at Stade Chaban-Delmas on Saturday for striking Jean-Baptiste Dubie.

An independent disciplinary board subsequently found Ostrikov guilty of the offence and issued him with the ban, which means he will miss the return match with Bordeaux and also Premiership games against Bristol, Gloucester and Saracens.

Meanwhile, Bordeaux’s Cyril Cazeaux was banned for two weeks on the back of his red card in the same match for striking Ostrikov with his knee just before half-time.

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