Worcester Warriors: Banned Fijian Josh Matavesi out for season

Josh Matavesi

Worcester centre Josh Matavesi will miss the final two games of the season after being banned for a high tackle in Sunday's 47-17 defeat at Saracens.

The 22-year-old Cornwall-born Fijian has been suspended for four weeks following a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing.

He pleaded guilty to the charge of a dangerous tackle on Neil de Kock.

The ban runs to 6 May - two days after Worcester's season ends - and then reactivates from 31 May to 6 June.

It means he will also miss Fiji's first two matches in the Pacific Nations Cup against Japan and Canada.

Matavesi will miss the chance to impress new Worcester coach Dean Ryan, who was appointed on Wednesday morning following Tuesday's sacking of Richard Hill.