Owen Farrell may miss the remainder of the season after he was despatched off for Saracens as Wasps recorded a well-known 28-18 victory at Allianz Park.
The scores had been stage on the hour mark when the England fly-half was dismissed for a horrible late and excessive hit on Charlie Atkinson.
Atkinson, an 18-year-old academy again, on the event of his second Premiership begin, was grounded for a prolonged interval earlier than being helped from the sector of play.
Farrell made an instantaneous admission to referee Christophe Ridley who wasted little time in giving him his marching orders that would rule him out of the Champions Cup quarter-final in opposition to Leinster later this month.
Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio was commentating on the sport for TV and believes we could not see the 28-year-old within the crimson and black of Sarries once more this season.
“It’s a extremely unhealthy one, I can’t defend that,” Dallaglio instructed BT Sports activities after the sport.
“We all know Owen performs arduous, he performs on the sting, however that’s unhealthy and he’ll get a prolonged ban.
“There are lots of people on social media who will say ‘nicely, that’s karma’.
“We all know it’s been an issue with Owen, when it comes to his deal with peak and he’s going to essentially battle right here.
“He’s walloped him excessive and he is aware of he has utterly mistimed that, I’m not fairly positive precisely what he’s aiming for there, however he has utterly mistimed it and hooked him around the neck.
“That’s unhealthy information for Saracens with that Champions Cup quarter-final conflict arising in two weeks time. He’s going to overlook that and I believe he’ll miss numerous the remainder of the season.”
It proved to be the sport’s huge turning level coming into the ultimate quarter as Tom Willis drove over for his first Premiership attempt to Jimmy Gopperth, on the event of his 100th membership look, took his factors haul to 23 as Wasps secured a seventh win in eight video games beneath head coach Lee Blackett.
Gopperth kicked the conversion and added a seventh profitable penalty to safe Wasps a fourth successive away Gallagher Premiership victory that places them within the driving seat for a top-four end.