London Welsh have confirmed they'll appeal a decision to deduct the club ten league points and fine it £15,000 over the fielding of an ineligible player.
In a statement this evening, the club calls the decision 'extremely harsh under the circumstances'.
– Statement from London Welsh RFU
The club was unknowingly the victim of one individual’s fraudulent conduct and it was London Welsh which discovered the fraud and brought it to the attention of the RFU. The Panel however has punished London Welsh on the basis that it is to blame for what that individual has done.
London Welsh are hugely disappointed and shocked by the ruling made by the RFU Hearings Committee, which we believe is extremely harsh under the circumstances