The Army's Siva Naulago in action for Bristol Bears in a Gallagher Premiership match against Newcastle Falcons
The Army's Siva Naulago in action for Bristol Bears in a Gallagher Premiership match against Newcastle Falcons (Picture: Alamy).
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Army's Siva Naulago to miss Inter Services opener through suspension

A red card picked up while playing for his club side, Bristol Bears, will see the flying Fijian miss the RAF clash.

The Army's Siva Naulago in action for Bristol Bears in a Gallagher Premiership match against Newcastle Falcons
The Army's Siva Naulago in action for Bristol Bears in a Gallagher Premiership match against Newcastle Falcons (Picture: Alamy).

One of the Army's key men will miss their Inter Services clash with the RAF in Gloucester after a red card in the Gallagher Premiership.

Siva Naulago was sent off playing for Bristol Bears against Bath for a dangerous tackle on Will Butt.

He's now been given a four-match ban for the incident, with the Inter Services match against the Air Force counting as part of the suspension.

Naulago had just returned from a previous red card in the match against Bath.

The Army play the RAF in the first UK Inter Services rugby union match in two years in Gloucester on 26 March.