Neath RFC deducted 4 points in the British & Irish Cup :: 09 Jan 10:33

British & Irish Cup side Neath RFC have been deducted four competition points for fielding two ineligible players, Marc Jones and John Leyshon, in the British & Irish Cup fixture vs. Bedford Blues on December 8 2012.

Marc Jones had previously appeared for Cross Keys in the British and Irish Cup, while John Leyshon had played for Bridgend in the same competition, both on October 20. As a result, the players were ‘cup-tied’ and therefore ineligible to appear for Neath in the competition, as per British and Irish Cup regulation 4.2.

The club remain bottom of Pool 2, now with 1 point.