Worcester Warriors will miss the services of winger Bryce Heem for the remainder of the season after he was handed a four-week ban.
The 30-year-old was yellow-carded in the 68th minute during the Gallagher Premiership game against Sale Sharks for a tip tackle on Paolo Odogwu and was subsequently cited by match commissioner Will James.
Heem appeared before a three-man independent disciplinary panel and was found guilty of breaching Law 9.18. This also means the 6ft 4in winger had played his last games for the Sixways outfit after announcing in February that he would not renew his contract with the club.
Meanwhile, Sale Sharks centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg has also been suspended for one-week for striking Francois Hougaard in the first half of the game.
"Rohan Janse van Rensburg (Sale Sharks) and Bryce Heem (Worcester Warriors) have received a one-week and four-week suspension respectively, after appearing before an independent disciplinary panel on Tuesday night," read the statement by the England board.
"Both players were cited following the match between Worcester Warriors and Sale Sharks on Saturday 13th April.
"The Sharks centre was alleged to have struck Francois Hougaard in the first half of the match contrary to Law 9.12, whilst Bryce Heem was cited for an alleged tip tackle on Paolo Odogwu in the second half of the match contrary to Law 9.18."