Sport in Brief: 'Fake injury' appeal to be heard on Monday

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An appeal hearing into the Harlequins fake injury case will be held in Glasgow on Monday.

Winger Tom Williams has appealed against his 12-month suspension after being found guilty of fabricating a cut to his mouth during Quins' Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leinster. The European Rugby Cup Ltd has also appealed against the level of sanction imposed on Harlequins and the decision of the original committee to dismiss misconduct complaints against club personnel.

Cuts on way for clubs outside Super League

Professional clubs outside Super League will have to run a tighter ship next season after voting to reduce their salary cap. Co-operative Championship and Championship One clubs have decided that in future they may spend only 40 per cent of their income on players' wages, compared with the current 50 per cent. A number of clubs have got themselves into financial difficulty, with Rochdale and Doncaster going into administration and Oldham up for sale. Dave Hadfield

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