Friday 20 April 2018

Video: Northampton prop Salesi Ma'afu gets one-week ban for punch on Tom Youngs

Northampton's Salesi Ma'afu punches Leicester hooker Tom Youngs and was subsequently sent off
Northampton's Salesi Ma'afu punches Leicester hooker Tom Youngs and was subsequently sent off

Northampton prop Salesi Ma'afu has been handed a one-week ban and order to pay £500 costs after punching Leicester hooker Tom Youngs in Thursday's Aviva Premiership semi-final.

The ban means Ma'afu will miss the Amlin Challenge Cup final against Bath on Friday but will be eligible for the Premiership final against Saracens on May 31.

Meanwhile, Leicester Tigers fly-half Owen Williams must wait to discover if he is to be punished for making contact with the eyes or eye area of Saints centre Luther Burrell in the same match, after his hearing was adjourned.

Both decisions were announced by Premiership Rugby on their official Twitter account.

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