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Northampton to be without prop Ma'afu for upcoming Amlin Challenge Cup final

Last Updated: 23/05/14 9:25am

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Northampton: Silesi Ma'afu misses the Amlin Challenge Cup final.

Northampton: Silesi Ma'afu misses the Amlin Challenge Cup final.

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Northampton prop Silesi Ma'afu will miss the Amlin Challenge Cup final after he was handed a one-week ban for punching Leicester hooker Tom Youngs in Thursday's Premiership semi-final.

The ban means Ma'afu, who was also fined £500, will miss the Challenge Cup final against Bath on Friday but will be eligible for the Premiership final against Saracens on May 31.

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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