Sunwolves' Taulagi banned for five weeks
Taulagi was shown a red card for a shoulder charge targeting the head of Chiefs outside back Shaun Stevenson in the dying moments of the match in Hamilton.
The SANZAAR judiciary said the Auckland-born player was facing a suspension of up to seven weeks, but it was reduced to five due to his early guilty plea and remorse.
While Taulagi is suspended until June 10, a Round 12 bye and Super Rugby's mid-season break means he will miss only three matches.
The next match he will be available for is the Sunwolves' clash with the Lions in Johannesburg on July 1.