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
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.
Forwards coach Robyn McBryde says tomorrow's RBS 6 Nations clash against Italy gives Wales an opportunity to finish second in the tournament after having the wind knocked from their sails last week against England.
Nigel Owens will take charge of his 71st Test match this weekend and Welsh Rugby Union head of referees Nigel Whitehouse has taken the opportunity to hail the achievements of world rugby's most experienced man-in-the-middle.