OSPREYS full-back Dan Evans will miss his return to Rodney Parade to face the Dragons after being given a four-week ban.

The 31-year-old was sent off just 37 seconds into the Champions Cup defeat to Racing 92 in Swansea last weekend.

Evans jumped to claim a high ball and his boot made contact with France winger Teddy Thomas’ face.

Referee Frank Murphy was alerted to the offence by the television match official and after watching the incident on the big screen showed a red card.

Evans will now miss the return fixture in Paris along with all three festive derbies against Cardiff Blues, the Scarlets and Dragons.

That denies him a return to Newport to face the Rodney Parade region, who he played for 48 times between 2012 and 2014 until the arrival of Lee Byrne led to a move west.

Evans scored four tries when the Ospreys beat the Dragons in Swansea at the start of the year.

l Ospreys coach Matt Sherratt will rejoin Worcester next season to be in charge of the Premiership side’s backs.

The region had already confirmed that Sherratt was leaving to spend more time with his family.

He started his coaching career with the Warriors academy and then worked for Bristol and Cardiff Blues, also assisting Robin McBryde on Wales' 2017 summer tour.

"Matt is an outstanding coach with an excellent reputation and has strong links with the club, having begun his coaching career here," said Worcester director of rugby Alan Solomons.

"In addition, he is friends with our academy manager Mike Hall and our incoming forwards coach Jonathan Thomas, which augurs well for the synergy of our staff."

"Matt is a popular and respected figure with all the players and staff," said Ospreys managing director Andrew Millward. "We were all disappointed with his decision to leave at the end of the season but understand his desire to be closer to his family."