Lee Byrne has today confirmed he will lodge an appeal to Heineken Cup organiser ERC against the sentence he received after pleading guilty to Misconduct during an independent Disciplinary Committee hearing on Friday.
Byrne was banned from rugby for a period of 2 weeks - ruling him out of Wales' RBS 6 Nations opening clash with England at Twickenham on Saturday 6th February - after Misconduct complaints were brought relating to the round 6 Heineken Cup match between Ospreys and Leicester Tigers.
The player has been taking legal advice based at national team headquarters, the WRU National Centre of Excellence at the Vale Resort in Hensol, and will lodge the necessary documents for the appeal no later than next Monday.
The Wales team announcement ahead of the clash with England was also re-scheduled today as Head coach Warren Gatland awaits the outcome of the appeal.
A new time and date for the team announcement and further details of the appeal will be issued when appropriate, but no further comment will be made on the subject until the hearing has taken place.
The GB7s women's squad is currently training at Wales' Centre of Excellence where assistant coach Richie Pugh tells WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie some 'tough calls' will have to be made when it comes to finalising the 12 spots for Rio's Olympic Games.
Wales U20's Billy McBryde is looking forward to starting his first game against New Zealand this afternoon in the World Rugby U20 Championship where his side are looking to gain revenge from last week's pool defeat to the Kiwis.