Bath suspend Alafoti Faosiliva over assault
Bath have suspended their Samoa international back-row forward Alafoti Faosiliva after he pleaded guilty to assault.
The Aviva Premiership club said in a statement that 30-year-old Faosiliva had appeared at Bath Magistrates' Court on Thursday.
"Bath Rugby can confirm that Alafoti Faosiliva appeared at Bath Magistrates' Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to assault, with sentencing due in early May," the club said.
"The club takes matters such as this very seriously.
"It does not condone behaviour of this sort, and can confirm that Faosiliva has been suspended pending conclusion of the judicial process.
"Bath Rugby will not be making any further comment until the conclusion of this process."
Faosiliva joined Bath in 2013. He has won 15 caps for Samoa, including making two appearances at last year's World Cup when he lined up against the United States and Scotland.
Bath have three Premiership games left this season, hosting Sale Sharks on Saturday before visiting Northampton and then concluding their campaign at home to Leicester on May 7.