The Welsh Rugby Union is delighted that the Wales fullback Lee Byrne is now available for selection for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations international against England.
An independent Appeal Committee sitting in Glasgow allowed the appeal brought by Byrne against the level of sanction imposed on him for misconduct. He had returned the field of play for the Ospreys in a Heineken Cup round 6 match before the player he was replacing had left.
Wales Coach Warren Gatland will now name his starting XV tomorrow ahead of the opener at Twickenham.
Byrne appealed against the original ban after taking advice from lawyers who were instructed by the WRU to help him decide on a course of action.
He was represented at the Glasgow appeal hearing by the WRU appointed QC Adam Lewis, who was supported by Gareth Williams, senior partner of the Cardiff law firm Hugh James, the WRU's external lawyers.
The Group Chief Executive of the Welsh Rugby Union, Roger Lewis, said: "I am delighted that the independent appeal committee have reached this decision which is great news for Lee Byrne and for Wales.
"It has been an extremely difficult time for the player, but we have been determined to give him all the support he needed to achieve this fair resolution of a difficult matter.
"It has not been an easy decision either for the original independent committee hearing the evidence or the appeal panel and I applaud them all on their diligence in this matter.
"I hope this sends out a message to the followers of Welsh rugby that the WRU is an organisation which will always stand by individuals who deserve and need our help.
"We sat down with Lee as soon as the original penalty was announced and started to plan for the appeal.
"There have been a lot of meetings and discussions over the past days but it has all been worthwhile because we are now celebrating an important victory for all concerned.
"I know how hard all the players, coaches and backroom staff in the national squad work for success and they must always be confident that the WRU will stand firm in support of all their efforts.
"We want every player who pulls on a Welsh jersey to know that we are with them all the way. Now it's back to business and we can all look forward to a great game of rugby at Twickenham."
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.