Exiles rocked by Elvis ban
September 22, 2010
London Irish centre Elvis Seveali'i © Getty Images
London Irish centre Elvis Seveali'i has been banned for two weeks for a dangerous tackle on Sam Vesty in Bath's recent 20-13 Aviva Premiership win.
Seveali'i was cited following the encounter at the Recreation Ground on September 11 and he pleaded guilty before an RFU disciplinary panel on Tuesday.
"Elvis Seveali'i of London Irish was this afternoon suspended for two weeks for lifting Bath Rugby's Sam Vesty and dropping or driving his head and/or upper body first into the ground whilst he was off his feet," read an RFU statement.
Seveali'i is suspended from September 16 - the date of an internal suspension by London Irish - until September 29.
The citing against Harlequins' Chris Robshaw for a dangerous tackle on Northampton's Lee Dickson during their clash at the Twickenham Stoop on the same day was dismissed following Robshaw's appearance before an RFU disciplinary panel.
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