London Irish forward Chris Hala'Ufia banned for five weeks for dangerous tackle

Last Updated: 04/12/12 7:59pm

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Chris Hala'Ufia: Will not be able to play again until the New Year

Chris Hala'Ufia: Will not be able to play again until the New Year

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London Irish No 8 Chris Hala'Ufia has been suspended for five weeks following his sending off for a dangerous tackle on London Welsh player Seb Jewell.

The 34-year-old Tongan was shown a red card for the challenge just 10 minutes into his side's 15-9 Aviva Premiership defeat to London Welsh last Saturday.

Hala'Ufia will not be able to play again until January 7 and will miss the Exiles' home and away Amlin Challenge Cup fixtures against Gloucester as well as three league matches.

He was also ordered to pay £500 towards hearing costs.

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