Bristol winger Siva Naulago handed four-week ban

This was Siva Naulago's second red card in successive months
This was Siva Naulago's second red card in successive months
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Bristol Bears winger Siva Naulago has been banned for four weeks following his red card incident in the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership game against Bath Rugby.

Naulago was sent-off in the 35th minute during the game for making contact with the head of Bath winger Will Butt.

This was the second red card for the 30-year-old in recent times after he was sent-off for a dangerous tackle during the game against London Irish.

"Naulago received a red card for dangerous tackling contrary to World Rugby Law 9.13 for an incident that occurred in the first half of the match against Bath Rugby on 5 March," read a statement following the disciplinary hearing.

"He accepted the charge and received a four-week ban. He is free to play again on 5 April."

Naulago will now miss the games against Harlequins, Bath Rugby and Gloucester along either the Army's game with the RAF or Bristol's game against Saracens on 26th March.

Bristol are positioned 10th in the Gallagher Premiership table after winning six out of their 17 games.

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