London Welsh get date for appeal

LONDON Welsh will have their appeal against a five-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player heard in London tomorrow.

The Aviva Premiership club were hit with the points deduction and a £15,000 fine after it emerged New Zealand-born scrum-half Tyson Keats had played in ten matches without being registered correctly. Mike Scott, the former London Welsh team manager, has been banned for life from rugby after he admitted supplying false information, including a forged passport, to the Rugby Football Union.

The club, who also received a further points deduction suspended until the end of next season, argued they should not be blamed for the fraudulent behaviour of Scott, described in the original judgement as a “rogue employee”.