Tevita Cavubati: Worcester Warriors lock banned for biting

Tevita Cavubati
Tevita Cavubati has made nine Premiership appearances this season

Worcester Warriors lock Tevita Cavubati has been banned for nine weeks for biting Jebb Sinclair in Sunday's Premiership loss at London Irish.

Cavubati, 28, was also ordered to pay £500 costs following a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.

"I would like to apologise to my team-mates, the coaches and supporters," said the Fiji international.

"I was struggling to breathe and reacted in a way I would never normally do. I sincerely apologise to Jebb."

He added: "It was uncharacteristic and this is not the type of player I am."

Cavubati has made 12 appearances in all competitions since joining Warriors in September.

Warriors currently sit 10th in the Premiership table, one point above Irish and bottom-of-the-table Newcastle Falcons.

Baldwin signs new Warriors deal

Worcester Warriors scrum-half Luke Baldwin, signed from Bristol last summer, has signed a new undisclosed-length contract at Sixways.

Baldwin, 25, has started Worcester's last four matches, having taken his chance following injuries to Jonny Arr and Charlie Mulchrone.

"As a young English nine Luke Baldwin has got potential," director of rugby Dean Ryan told BBC Hereford & Worcester.

"At the moment he's got a great chance to show himself in the Premiership and he's maximising his opportunity."