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Worcester's Alafoti Faosiliva handed one-week ban for striking

Worcester flanker Alafoti Faosiliva has been handed a one-week ban following his sending off against Gloucester.

Faosiliva was dismissed in the second half at Sixways on September 9 when he appeared to lead with his forearm in a challenge on Gloucester lock Mariano Galarza, and was charged with striking.

The 30-year-old pleaded guilty and will be free to play again on September 18.

An RFU statement said: " Alafoti Faosiliva of Worcester Warriors appeared before an RFU disciplinary panel this evening charged with striking with the arm and/or elbow, contrary to law 10.4(a).

"Faosiliva pleaded guilty and was given a one-week ban. He is free to play again on the 18th of September."

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