Rugby World Cup 2015: Alesana Tuilagi banned for Scotland game
|Rugby World Cup Pool B: Samoa v Scotland|
|Date: Saturday, 10 October Venue: St James' Park, Newcastle Kick-off: 14:30 BST|
|Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland & 5 live; live text commentary on BBC Sport website|
Samoa wing Alesana Tuilagi will miss Saturday's World Cup meeting with Scotland after being suspended for five weeks for an act of foul play.
The 34-year-old Newcastle Falcons back struck Japan's Harumichi Tatekawa with his knee in the second minute of Samoa's Pool B defeat at the weekend.
Samoa have confirmed that they will appeal against the punishment however.
A win against the Pacific Islanders, who are already eliminated, will take the Scots into the quarter-finals.
Tuilagi will also miss Newcastle's first four English Premiership games.
Falcons face Gloucester, Northampton, Exeter and Worcester before he is free to play on 10 November.