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Hala'Ufia wins appeal over ban

London Irish forward Chris Hala'Ufia has won his appeal after he was banned for five weeks by a RFU disciplinary panel on Tuesday.

Hala'Ufia received a red card from referee JP Doyle for a tip tackle during last weekend's Aviva Premiership defeat against London Welsh.

But he appealed both the sanction and guilty verdict of the disciplinary committee, which has been allowed by Gareth Rees QC, who sat as a single disciplinary officer at the player's appeal hearing.

It means that Hala'Ufia is free to play again immediately.