Hape banned for four weeks

RUGBY UNION: England centre Shontayne Hape has received a four-week ban after admitting making a dangerous tackle during the Heineken Cup clash between London Irish and Edinburgh. The Kiwi-born star cannot play again until 15 December, meaning he will miss Heineken Cup games against Cardiff Blues and Racing Metro, plus Premiership clashes against London rivals Wasps and Saracens. Irish are already without Hape’s banned England team-mate until 9 December.