WORCESTER Warriors wing Ed Fidow avoided a ban after World Rugby decided to take no further action following his red card.

Fidow faced a disciplinary hearing earlier today after being given his marching orders in Samoa’s Rugby World Cup defeat to Scotland on Monday.

But the judicial committee determined that the sending off was “sufficient”, meaning Fidow is “free to play with immediate effect”.

Fidow received two yellow cards against Scotland with both incidents leading to penalty tries.

The 26-year-old was sin-binned on 56 minutes for going in at the side of a maul, preventing Fraser Brown from scoring.

He was then brandished a second yellow with six minutes to go for sliding knees first into Sean Maitland, stopping the Scotland wing from touching down in the corner.

However after considering all the evidence the committee felt the red-card punishment was enough.

A statement from World Rugby read: “The first yellow card was for a technical offence and the second yellow card was issued for a minor act of foul play which would not have warranted a yellow card but for the fact that the player had prevented a try being scored.

“The judicial committee determined that the red card was sufficient. The player is free to play with immediate effect.”

This judgement will be a huge relief for Fidow who will hope to feature in Samoa’s clash with hosts Japan on Saturday (11.30am).

The speedster, who joined Warriors from Provence this summer, scored two tries in the win over Russia earlier in the tournament.

But he was then given a citing commissioner warning – a retrospective yellow card – for “punching or striking” in the match.