WARRIORS centre Josh Matavesi won’t play for Warriors again this season after being banned for four weeks for a dangerous tackle.

The ban was meted out by an RFU disciplinary panel and related to his his head-high tackle on Saracens’ scrum-half Neil de Kock in Worcester’s 47-17 thrashing by Saracens at Allianz Park on Sunday.

At last night’s hearing, the former Exeter and Racing Metro midfielder pleaded guilty to the charge of a dangerous tackle, contrary to Law 10.4 (e), on Neil de Kock (Saracens) and he will also miss two matches of Fiji’s forthcoming Pacific Nations Cup campaign.

The suspension runs from April 16 to May 6 and from May 31 to June 6, and he will be free to play again on June 7. The second period of the ban covers Fiji’s cup matches against Japan and Canada.

The case, brought following by a report from RFU citing officer Alan Mansell, was heard at the Coventry Holiday Inn M6 Jct 2 by a panel of chairman John Brennan, Peter Howard and John Loughton.