Toulouse player banned for four games for biting

Toulouse centre Bastien Ader has been banned for four games after being found guilty of biting.

Olympique denied the incident following the 28-28 draw with Rochdale last month, but after being put up in front of an RFL tribunal, Ader was found guilty of the Grade E charge after biting Hornets’ Lewis Galbraith.

And the Rochdale CEO, Ryan Bradley, says the matter should now be put to bed after Ader was hit with the four-match ban.

“We are glad that the case has been heard and feel appropriate action has been taken,” said Bradley.

“I have personally received some stick off Toulouse regarding the incident and my reaction probably wasn’t the best but I had my players welfare at heart- an incident of biting is inexcusable. As far as I am concerned we now need to put the whole incident behind us” finished Bradley.

Chairman Mark Wynn added: “As a club our focus is to carry on with the impressive start we have made.

“The season has a very long way to go and we hope the talking points for the rest of the year to centre on the quality of our rugby and our continued progress as a club”