Scarlets Samoan lock Maselino Paulino banned for Lawes 'strike'
Scarlets lock Maselino Paulino has been banned for "striking" Northampton's England lock Courtney Lawes in their European Champions Cup defeat.
The Samoan forward was sin-binned but a disciplinary hearing has suspended Paulino for three weeks so he will miss games with Connacht and Edinburgh.
The 27-year-old's absence will be a blow for Scarlets, whose Wales lock Jake Ball is out injured.
Paulino will join a French team next season and has been linked with Lyon.