Scottish bans described as "sick joke"

5:39 am on 15 October 2015

The former Scotland rugby international Kenny Logan has described the three-week bans that have ruled out hooker Ross Ford and lock Jonny Gray for the rest of the World Cup as a "sick joke".

Scotland hooker Ross Ford breaks with the ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup

Scotland hooker Ross Ford breaks with the ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Photo: Getty Images

Ford and Gray were handed the bans for clearing out Jack Lam at a ruck during Scotland's pool win over Samoa last weekend.

A team spokesman expressed "disappointment" at the ban, and Scotland are considering an appeal pending a review of the judgment.

Former winger Logan contrasted the bans with an off-field yellow card handed to Australia's David Pocock for a knee in the back of Wales hooker Scott Baldwin, and a one-match ban handed to the Irish flanker Sean O'Brien for punching a French opponent.

Scotland play Australia in the last of the quarter-finals at Twickenham on Monday morning.