WATCH: Out-half handed 14-week ban for this eye gouge

Brive out-half Matthieu Ugalde has been handed a 14-week ban for this eye gouge during a Top 14 game.

Ugalde was caught on camera making contact with the eye area of Armand Batlle, just after the Grenoble player went over for a try.

Ugalde claimed that footage of the incident was misleading, saying: "It's not a gouge. I had a closed fist."

The Ligue Nationale de Rugby didn’t accept his protestations of innocence and have suspended him from playing until January 2017.

Many rugby fans felt that the player could have been hit with a much longer ban for what looked like a protracted incident.

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