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Saints star Pisi handed six-week ban

George Pisi has been handed a six-week ban. Credit: PA

Northampton Saints centre George Pisi has been given a six-week ban following a tackle while playing for Samoa against Ireland on Saturday.

Pisi was cited for a dangerous tackle on Ireland wing Tommy Bowe during Samoa's 40 points to 9 defeat in Dublin.

The ban means he'll miss three Premiership matches, plus Saints' European double-header against Leinster.

Alex Corbisiero will play no part against New Zealand. Credit: PA

Meanwhile Saints and England prop Alex Corbisiero has been ruled out of Saturday's match against New Zealand after a reoccurrence of a knee injury.

The 25-year-old was rated as a doubt and has now failed to sufficiently prove his fitness.

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