19 May 2011

Sport: Tuilagi gets five weeks for punch

1:36 pm on 19 May 2011

Samoan born Leicester Tigers cente Manu Tuilagi will miss the English Premiership rugby final against Saracens after receiving a five-week ban for punching Northampton's Chris Ashton.

The 20-year-old was initially banned for 10 weeks but his suspension was reduced when it was deemed a push from Ashton had provoked the punches.

Tuilagi is the brother and club teammate of Manu Samoa wing Alesana Tuilagi.

He'll also miss the England Saxons' Churchill Cup campaign in June - a tournament which also features Tonga.