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Last Updated:  Wednesday, 26 February, 2003, 12:23 GMT
Todd handed three-week ban
Gloucester centre Robert Todd has been banned for 21 days after being found guilty of committing a dangerous tackle during against Saracens on 2 February.

Gloucester centre Robert Todd attempts to tackle Saracens' Kyran Bracken
Todd (centre) was punished for his tackle on Bracken (right)
Todd's ban will start on 26 February and he will be available to play again on 19 March.

Gloucester have the right to appeal against the verdict, which was handed down by the Rugby Football Union's diciplinary committee on Tuesday.

Saracens centre Tim Horan was found guilty of punching during the same game, but no further action has been taken against him and he will be available to play against Bath this weekend.

Ace Tiatia of Harlequins was also due to appear before the disciplinary panel after being cited for playing an opponent without the ball at Newcastle Falcons on 1 February, but the case was postponed until 26 February.

Elsewhere, Samoan international Elvis Seveali has joined Bath on trial for the rest of the season from New Zealand side Wellington.

The 24-year-old, who can play as centre or winger, has won 12 caps for his country.

Bath director of rugby Jack Rowell said: "Elvis will immediately provide experienced cover in the centre/wing positions and should indeed go on to challenge for first-team selection.

"Depending on his progress, we may well extend his stay with Bath Rugby into next season."

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