Williams to be available for autumn internationals after receiving two-week ban
Wales flanker Martyn Williams will be available for his country's upcoming autumn internationals after receiving a shorter-than-expected ban for striking with the knee.
The 35-year-old was cited for dropping his knee into the head of Edinburgh full-back
Chris Paterson during his club side Cardiff Blues' 18-17 victory over Edinburgh in the Heineken Cup on Saturday.
However, after pleading guilty to an independent disciplinary hearing in Dublin this week, Williams was banned for just two weeks.
It had been feared that the player could receive a lengthy suspension, but after deciding the offence was at the low entry point in its severity and taking into account Williams' good discipline record, it was decided a more lenient sentence was called for.
Wales face several tough tests this autumn, taking on Australia, South Africa, Fiji and New Zealand.
Their first game will come against Australia at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on November 6th.
Posted by James Ford