Tevita Cavubati

Tevita Cavubati’s nine week ban for biting.

Worcester Warriors seasons is not going to plan, and with the nine-week ban for Tevita Cavubati for biting, the season just got more difficult.

Tevita CavubatiTevita Cavubati was charged with a breach of Law 10.4(m) during London Irish game at the weekend. He was found guilty by the disciplinary board at Bristol and is now banned until 12th April and fined £500.

In a statement on the club website, Tevita Cavubati stated;

“I would like to apologise to my team-mates, the coaches and supporters, I was struggling to breathe and reacted in a way I would never normally do. I sincerely apologise to Jebb Sinclair for this behaviour. It was uncharacteristic and this is not the type of player I am.”

The 28 year old Fijian International has been at Worcester Warriors since September 2014 and has put in 12 appearances for the club in all competitions. His ban comes at a crucial time for the Warriors as they sit 10th in the league just 1 point off the bottom of the table.

Warriors next couple of games are tough games facing Bath Rugby and Sale Sharks at home. Team selection during the Six Nations was always going to be tough, but having key players sitting in the stands is not an ideal solution for Director of Rugby Dean Ryan.