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Blues flanker Martyn Williams handed two-week ban

Martyn Williams

Blues flanker Martyn Williams has been banned for two weeks after pleading guilty to foul play in his side's 18-17 Heineken Cup win over Edinburgh.

Williams dropped his knee into full-back Chris Paterson's face during the first half of Saturday's pool clash.

He will miss the Blues' next Heineken Cup pool match against Castres on Saturday and the Magners League derby with Scarlets on 22 October.

But Williams will be available for all Wales' four autumn Tests.

As he pleaded guilty to the offence after being cited, the disciplinary hearing in Dublin imposed a less severe punishment.

Suspension for the offence in contravention of Law 10.4 (a) can range from three weeks up to a year.

Scarlets lock Jonny Fa'amatuainu received a three-week ban for a dangerous tackle on wing Adrien Plantein in the 43-34 win over Perpignan.

Fa'amatuainu, who pleaded guilty to the citing complaint, will be free to play again on 3 November.

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