Favaro is one of two international back row men banned for next two weeks
Benetton Treviso will be without two key forwards when they face four times champions Toulouse in a vital Pool 2 clash at Stade Ernest Wallon on Sunday.
Italian back row internationals Manoa Vosawai and Simone Favaro were both issued with bans by PRO12 disciplinary panels on Wednesday night following incidents in the recent game against Glasgow Warriors.
Vosawai was given a red card for a dangerous tackle and he was handed a three week suspension. He will be out of action up to and including 27 January, which means he will miss his side's two remaining Heineken Cup matches.
Favaro was cited by former Scotland captain Peter Brown for striking a player with his knee in the same game. He picked up a two week ban that will keep him out of action for up to and including 20 January, ruling him out of the final two European weekends as well. Benetton Treviso host the Ospreys in Round 6.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.