WORCESTER Warriors wing Bryce Heem is appealing his four-week suspension in a bid to play again this season.

The New Zealander was banned for an alleged tip-tackle on Paolo Odogwu contrary to Law 9.18 during Warriors’ Gallagher Premiership victory over Sale Sharks on Saturday, April 13.

The appeal will be heard by a new independent disciplinary panel in Bristol tonight (6.30pm).

Heem was brandished a yellow card by referee Ian Tempest for his challenge but was cited by independent citing commissioner Will James following the match.

Heem who is due to leave Warriors this summer contested the charge against him at his previous hearing last Tuesday.

But the 30-year-old was given the suspension which is set rule him out for the rest of the season.

Heem's return to play date has yet to be confirmed due to only three regular season games remaining.

But according to an RFU spokesman the four weeks have to be meaningful so would equate to four matches, effectively meaning Heem has played his last game for Warriors.