England prop Mako Vunipola has received a three-week ban after being sent off in Saracens’ Gallagher Premiership victory over Newcastle.
But it means he will be available for England’s autumn Tests, starting against Argentina on 6 November.
Vunipola, who has won 70 caps, was dismissed for dangerous play in a ruck or maul at Kingston Park.
He will miss Premiership games against Bath and Exeter, plus a Premiership Rugby Cup appointment with London Irish.
The suspension will be reduced by one match if he successfully completes World Rugby’s coaching intervention programme.
Vunipola’s case was heard by a three-man independent disciplinary panel, the Rugby Football Union said.