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Wasps forward sent-off for knocking George North unconscious in sickening collision

Did the referee have any choice?

GEORGE NORTH HAS had a rough couple of weeks.

The winger was knocked out twice during Wales’ Six Nations defeat to England last month and tonight was involved in a sickening collision which resulted in the Wasps back-row, Nathan Hughes, being sent-off.

Moments after crossing the try line for the second time at Franklin’s Gardens, North was out cold as Hughes’ knee collided with the Welsh international’s head.

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After watching several replays, referee Craig Maxwell-Keyes produced a red for Hughes as North received lengthy treatment in the in-goal area.

As he was being stretchered off the pitch, there was an angry exchanges of words between Northampton coach Dorian West and a member of the Wasps backroom team.

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