World Cup - Samoan star could get six-month ban
The International Rugby Board will now decide whether to ban Gloucester centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu for six months after his misconduct appeal was rejected.
The six month ban was suspended for two years on three conditions - and came with a warning that it would be triggered if he is found guilty of misconduct within that time. The IRB will now consider whether the three-week ban Fuimaono-Sapolu received for comments aimed at Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell on Twitter will trigger the full six-month suspension.
The only concessions the appeals panel made to Fuimaono-Sapolu were to extend the timeframe for him to complete a refereeing course and to adjusted his requirement to complete 100 hours community rugby work in Samoa, taking into account his existing projects.