European Rugby Challenge Cup Nailiko banned for Hibbard punch

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La Rochelle lock Jone Qovu Nailiko has been given a two-week ban for punching Richard Hibbard during Gloucester's European Challenge Cup semi-final victory on Saturday. Nailiko hit former Wales hooker Hibbard in the stomach in the second half at Stade Marcel-Deflandre, but was not shown a card by the referee. Fijian Nailiko had already been sent to the sin-bin for an elbow on Gloucester captain Willi Heinz in the Premiership side's 16-14 success against the Top 14 leaders.

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