Former London Welsh Manager Mike Scott Gets Life Ban From RFU
Former Premiership rugby side London Welsh Manager Mike Scott has been banned from involvement in rugby for life after admitting to "providing false and misleading information to the Rugby Football Union and acting unlawfully," according to Paul Rees of the London GUARDIAN. The punishment, "which will not be reviewed for a minimum of 10 years if Scott waives his right to appeal," was handed out by the RFU's Chief Disciplinary Officer Jeff Blackett. It was done one day after London Welsh were docked 10 league points, half suspended until the end of next season, and fined £15,000 ($22,400) because of Scott's "repeated attempts to pass off the New Zealand-born scrum-half Tyson Keats as England-qualified through forged documents and lies." The club has said it will appeal against its punishment (GUARDIAN, 3/8).