Verbal abuse earns ex-Wales youth player James Egan 48-week ban

James Egan
James Egan (centre) in action for Wales Under-19s against Ireland Under-19s in 2007

A former Wales youth international rugby player has been banned for 48 weeks for verbally abusing match officials.

James Egan was sent-off while playing for St Joseph's against Clwb Rygbi Caerdydd in January 2015.

Egan played for Wales Under-19s in 2007 and the Under-20s a year later.

The duration of the ban means he will not be able to resume playing until 1 March 2016 once the close season has been taken into account.