20 Nov 2013

Sport: Tonga prop Taumalolo banned for four weeks

7:39 am on 20 November 2013

Tonga prop Sona Taumalolo has been suspended for four weeks and will miss this weekend's test against Wales in Cardiff.

Taumalolo was sent off for punching France lock Yoann Maestri, who was also red-carded for striking Taumalolo in the same incident, during last weekend's game in Le Havre.

Both players appeared before a disciplinary committee in London on Tuesday but Maestri's red card was deemed a sufficient sanction and no suspension was imposed.

Taumalolo is free to resume playing on 16 December 2013 and both players have the right of appeal.