Biting ban for Worcester’s Cavubati

Tevita Cavubati

Tevita Cavubati has made nine Premiership appearances this season

Worcester Warriors lock Tevita Cavubati has been banned for nine weeks for biting Jebb Sinclair in Sunday’s Premiership loss at London Irish.

Cavubati was also ordered to pay £500 costs following a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.

“I would like to apologise to my team-mates, the coaches and supporters,” the 28-year-old told the club website.

“I was struggling to breathe and reacted in a way I would never normally do. I sincerely apologise to Jebb.”

He added: “It was uncharacteristic and this is not the type of player I am.”

Fiji international Cavubati joined Warriors in September and has made 12 appearances in all competitions.

Warriors currently sit 10th in the Premiership table, one point above bottom-of-the-table Newcastle Falcons.

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