JONATHAN Thomas was left questioning a number of refereeing decisions made by the officials following Worcester Warriors' 22-19 defeat at Bath on Sunday afternoon.

Worcester were reduced to 14-men after just two minutes when prop Rory Sutherland was sent-off for a head-on-head collision with Bath's Will Stuart.

"The letter of the law, it's hard to argue," said Thomas

"It states you have to bend hips and was there contact with the head, yes. But to get a red card for that is killing the game.

"I retired because of head knocks. I am all for safety and improving that aspect but that's a complete accident.

"It's an accidental head on head, that's the mitigation.

"We used to have 'rugby incidents' a few years ago and that was exactly that. Sometimes there are rugby incidents that you don't need to referee.

"There is something wrong with the game if that's a red card."

Bath were also awarded a controversial try in the first-half through Max Ojomoh when it looked like the Bath centre lost the ball as he went over the line.

"That one is a harder one to give an opinion on," admitted Thomas.

"We get to hear the referee on the microphone and his gut feeling was that it wasn't a try so I am not sure why it was.

"But then again it's a loud stadium so I have to go back and look at it and go through the right channels."