WORCESTER Warriors wing Ed Fidow has received a citing commissioner warning by World Rugby for “punching or striking” in Samoa’s win over Russia.

Fidow’s team-mates Ray Lee-Lo and Motu Matu’u have been cited for acts of foul play in the Pool A triumph on Tuesday.

But unlike centre Lee-Lo and hooker Matu’u, Fidow will not face a hearing as he has instead received a citing commissioner warning which equates to a retrospective yellow card.

Fidow marked his Rugby World Cup debut with a second-half brace as Samoa stormed to a 34-9 victory in Kumagaya.

The 26-year-old has now scored 10 tries in his first nine tests – a record achieved by the likes of South Africa’s Bryan Habana, Wales’ Shane Williams and New Zealand’s Tana Umaga.

A statement from World Cup read: “Samoa winger Ed Fidow has received a citing commissioner warning for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.12 (punching or striking) in the (Samoa v Russia) match.

“This remains on his disciplinary record in the event that he accumulates any combination of three warnings or yellow cards during the tournament.”

Fidow joined Warriors from French Pro D2 club Provence this summer.