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Wednesday Jan 19, 2022

Hefty ban leaves Wasps without Umaga for Champions Cup quest

Wasps have suffered a blow in their bid to qualify for the Heineken Champions Cup knockout phase after Jacob Umaga was banned for four weeks following his sending-off against Toulouse on Saturday.

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Umaga, who plays at fly-half and full-back, received his second red card in as many matches for a dangerous tackle on scrum-half Martin Page Relo in the first half of a defiant victory at the CBS Arena.

An independent disciplinary hearing decided that contact had been made with Relo’s head and issued the sanction that rules Umaga out of the next four games, starting with Sunday’s pivotal trip to Munster.

London Irish hooker Agustin Creevy has been suspended for three weeks for striking with the head in Saturday’s Challenge Cup victory over Edinburgh.

Connacht centre Bundee Aki received a citing commissioner warning for an act of dissent towards referee Mathieu Raynal and Newcastle full-back Mike Brown had a citing for a dangerous tackle dismissed.

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