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Northampton Saints' Michael Paterson tackled by Saracen’s Chris Ashton

Northampton furious that biter Chris Ashton escaped sanction during match

Northampton have responded bitterly to Chris Ashton’s 13-match ban for biting their prop Alex Waller, upset the Saracens wing was allowed to remain on the field throughout last Saturday’s match. Saints believe the incident should have been referred immediately to the television match official and say the failure to do so cost them a potential victory.