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London Welsh say they are "extremely disappointed by the Independent Appeal Panel’s decision" to uphold the five-point deduction and £15,000 fine against the club, for fielded an ineligible player, Tyson Keats, in ten Aviva Premiership matches this season.
The decision means that the club remain five points adrift at the bottom of the Aviva Premiership.
In a statement London Welsh said that the RFU's decision to remove the additional suspended five-point penalty imposed until the end of the 2013-14 season, justified their decision to appeal.
London Welsh have lost their appeal against a five-point deduction and a £15,000 fine for fielding an ineligible player in the Aviva Premiership, the Rugby Football Union has announced on Twitter.