Wales U20 and Ospreys lock Adam Beard handed nine-week suspension

Adam Beard
Adam Beard made his senior Ospreys debut against Exeter Chiefs in January 2014

Wales Under-20 lock Adam Beard has been banned for nine weeks after being found guilty of reckless contact with an opponent's eye

Beard, 20, was cited after Wales' defeat against Ireland in the Junior World Championships in Manchester.

The Ospreys player was found guilty of reckless rather than deliberate contact, after denying the offence.

Beard will miss the rest of the Championship and the start of the Pro12 season.

He will be free to play again from 11 September.