Gareth Owen (with ball) has been banned for three weeks.
Scarlets centre Gareth Owen has been ruled out of Friday night's mouth-watering RaboDirect Pro12 top of the table clash with Ulster through suspension.
Utility back Owen and Scarlets skipper Rob McCusker were both sent off for foul play during the dying minutes of the 32-3 Christmas defeat suffered against neighbours Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium.
They appeared in front of league disciplinary chiefs at a hearing in Dublin earlier today with back-row forward McCusker escaping a ban after being dismissed for stamping on an opponent. A panel decided the sending off was adequate punishment.
Owen was dismissed for taking out Morgan Allen in the air. He received a three-week suspension, which will expire on January 16
The Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.
Defending champions Ospreys struggled to secure victory against the Scarlets while the Blues overcame the Dragons in the opening round of the WRU Women's Regional Championship held at Llandarcy on Sunday.
Welsh rugby fans can get their tickets now for this season's RaboDirect PRO12 double-header derby event at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday 20 April 2014, with early bird discounts on purchases this Christmas.