Rugby Union: Five-year ban for Welsh lock

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A player with the Welsh Districts club, Cambrian, has been banned for five years after an incident involving a referee.

Lock Wayne Morgan, 35, is alleged to have assaulted the match official, Emyr Adlam, during the Rhondda club's recent match against Glyncoch.

The club condemned Morgan, but insisted that there mitigating circumstances.

"In no way do we condone any assault on a referee but to be fair to Wayne he was provoked [by a Glyncoch player] throughout the match," Rob Richards, a spokesman for Cambrian, said.