7 Dec 2011

Sport: England rugby winger, Chris Ashton in new brawl with Tuilagi family

10:16 am on 7 December 2011

The England rugby winger Chris Ashton has been banned for four weeks for pulling the hair of Alesana Tuilaga in an English Premiership club match.

The incident took place at the weekend as Ashton's Northampton side was beaten by Leicester.

Ashton appeared to drag Alesana Tuilagi off the pitch by his hair and a touchline brawl ensued, with Tuilagi and Northampton flanker Tom Wood were both sent off by referee Wayne Barnes.

Ashton has clashed previously with Alesana Tuilagi's brother Manu, who was banned for five weeks in May for punching Ashton in another Premiership clash.