John Barclay escapes suspension

SCOTLAND flanker John Barclay escaped suspension yesterday despite being found guilty of stamping on Rhys Ruddock during Glasgow's Magners League win over Leinster on Friday.

Barclay trampled on Ruddock's ankle and a Scottish Rugby discipline panel upheld the citing, but Scottish Rugby said: "The panel did not feel the incident warranted a red card so no suspension was given."