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Wales prop Tomas Francis set for two weeks on the sidelines

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Wales prop Tomas Francis has been banned for two weeks after admitting a charge of kicking. The 24-year-old Wales Exeter player was ruled to have committed a "low-end offence" in kicking Danny Care and making contact with the Harlequins player's head in Exeter's 36-25 win on Saturday.

The Rugby Football Union announced the punishment for Francis, who was sent off by referee Matthew Carley for the offence which occurred late in the Aviva Premiership match.He will miss matches against Bristol and Northampton.

The panel found this a low-end offence due to the fact that it was a glancing reckless contact between Francis' shin and the back of Danny Care's head which caused no injury.

– Gareth Graham, RFU Disciplinary panel chairman


FT: Swansea City 1 - 2 Manchester City

Swansea City have left the EFL cup after losing 1-2 to Manchester City.

Manchester City's Jesus Navas (centre) takes a shot during the EFL Cup, Third Round match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

They were hosting the current cup holders at the Liberty Stadium, and despite a late goal from Sigurdsson it wasn't enough to match the two from Pep Guardiola's men.

Former Welsh Secretary at centre of bikers row

The Former Secretary of State for Wales, Ron Davies, is in the centre of a row tonight over bikers using Caerphilly Mountain.

The video, which was passed to BBC Wales, allegedly shows Ron Davies blocking one of the trails used by the mountain bikers Credit: Footage acquired by BBC Wales

Earlier this evening, a video was passed to BBC Wales allegedly showing him blocking one of the trails used by the mountain bikers.

Mr Davies said he is in the footage but that he is "unaware of its provenance", which he says could have been taken in his garden. He has denied trying to stop the bikers.

Man injured in 'industrial incident' in Cefn Coed

South Wales Police says emergency services attended an "industrial incident" at the A465 Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil earlier this afternoon.

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Initial reports say a man was injured. The road may be closed for some time whilst the scene is investigated by South Wales Police and the Health and Safety Executive.


Heads of the Valleys road both ways closed

The Heads of the Valleys road, the A465, is closed both ways.

Police are dealing with an incident there.

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The Welsh ambulance service said they received a call just after 3.10pm this afternoon to the Cefn Coed area of the A465.

A man was taken to Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.

Traffic is queuing between the A470 Ffrwd Road (Cefn Coed Roundabout) and B4276 Merthyr Road (Llwydcoed / Baverstocks).

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