Sila Puafisi ban puts him out of Glasgow's play-off semi-final
By Brian Dodds
Last Updated: 17/05/16 9:38am
Glasgow Warriors have lost Tonga prop Sila Puafisi through suspension for three weeks as they prepare for Saturday's Guinness PRO12 play-off semi-final.
Puafisi was sent off for a dangerous head-first challenge on Kieran Marmion in the Warriors' 14-7 defeat by Connacht on May 7.
The loss at the Sportsground saw Glasgow finish third in the table just behind Connacht and handed the Galway side home advantage when they meet again in the semi-finals.
The suspension means Puafisi will miss Glasgow's return trip to Galway on Saturday for their play-off semi-final, live on Sky Sports 1 from 6pm, and will also sit out the final if Glasgow get through.
The 28-year-old tighthead, who has won 20 caps for Tonga and joined Glasgow in August 2015, appeared before the PRO12 disciplinary committee in Cardiff on Monday and admitted the charge of foul play.
The committee could have given him a four-week ban but opted for a lower-end suspension by reducing it to three.
Puafisi's suspension is a second blow for the Warriors after centre Alex Dunbar was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered in the 13th minute of the Connacht defeat.