Northampton Saints

Wallaby departure opens the door for former Northampton Saint to shine

Maddocks departed the Rebels earlier this month to join the Waratahs, citing a personal desire to shift home.

Kellaway was disappointed to lose his former schoolmate without playing a game together, even if it could work in his favour.

“Jack’s a huge loss, he’s a very talented player,” Kellaway said on Tuesday.

“There’s lots of depth in the outside backs but it does make life a little easier for people like me trying to break in there.”

Ashton receives 13-week ban for biting

After a lengthy hearing on Tuesday, a disciplinary panel found Ashton guilty of biting Waller during Saracens' 27-12 win in the Premiership on Saturday.

Ashton contested two counts of biting, but was found guilty of one and banned for 13 weeks.

He is free to play again on Dec. 19.

"Having considered detailed evidence the panel concluded that during the course of a ruck Chris Ashton bit the arm of Alex Waller at a time that Mr Waller was attempting to clear him out," Philip Evans QC, chairman of the disciplinary panel, said.