Rugby - Five-week ban for Hala'Ufia

London Irish number eight Chris Hala'Ufia has been banned for five weeks after he was sent off for a dangerous tackle on London Welsh player Seb Jewell.

Hala'Ufia, 34, was dismissed for the challenge just 10 minutes into his side's 15-9 Aviva Premiership defeat to London Welsh on December 1.

The Tongan forward is banned until January 7 and will miss the Exiles' home-and-away Amlin Challenge Cup fixtures against Gloucester, plus three Premiership matches. Hala'Ufia was also ordered to pay £500 towards hearing costs.