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
British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland will be heading back home to take on the All Blacks next year where for him, success for 2017 is all about going to New Zealand and winning a Test Series.
James Davies was one of three Welsh players announced in Team GB's men's sevens squad for Rio yesterday at a sweltering Trafalgar Square. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie battles with a Japanese tour guide as 'Cubby' reveals who has made his teammate, Sam Cross, the player he is today.
Robin McBryde and son Billy are set to represent Wales on either side of the globe over the coming weeks with Robin travelling to New Zealand as Wales assistant coach and Billy competing at the World Rugby U20 Championship (Manchester, June 7-25). WRU TV caught up with the pair and captured a unique perspective into the factors that produce such a high-achieving rugby family.
Wales assistant coach Robin McBryde is predicting a tough battle against England on Sunday despite the fact they may not be considered to be at full strength. Players will be out to impress Eddie Jones which makes England a dangerous proposition, he says.
Cardiff Blues hung on to win 23-21 in Italy and extend their unbeaten run in the Guinness PRO12 to four matches.
Having lost five and drawn one of their last 10 PRO12 visits to Italy the Blues travelled hoping to end their Italian curse.
The Welsh Rugby Union, together with Pro Rugby Wales, has secured significantly improved insurance cover for all registered players, coaches and referees at each of its member clubs and regions at reduced costs -working with Aon, one of the world's largest insurance brokers and risk advisors.