Newcastle Falcons forward Taiasina Tu’ifua has been suspended for four weeks after being found guilty of a dangerous tackle against London Wasps.
The charge relates to the Falcons’ final game of last season in the Aviva Premiership match against Wasps on May 5.
Tu’ifua’s suspension runs from June 1 to June 28 and the Samoa international, who pleaded guilty to the charge, is free to play again on June 29.
He will not miss the beginning of the new season.
The Falcons finished bottom of the Premiership behind Wasps by one point.
Their future is yet to be decided though as they may remain in the Premiership is London Welsh are unsuccessful in their bid for promotion.
Welsh won the rugby Championship and despite a deal to play their home game at Oxford United’s Kassam Stadium next season, they have ben denied promotion.
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