1 Jul 2009

Woodward says Burger should have been sent off

7:30 am on 1 July 2009

The former British and Irish Lions coach Clive Woodward says the referee's decision to sin-bin the Springbok flanker Schalk Burger for eye-gouging half a minute into the second Test is simply too lenient.

Woodward says Burger 's offence is surprising because he regards him as a quality player and person.

But he says a yellow card was the wrong colour - it should have been red.

Woodward says eye-gouging is seldom punished because it rarely happens and isn't often seen by officials.