Worcester Warriors back row Tom Wood is free to play in the big Guinness Premiership match with Newcastle Falcons on Friday night (kick-off 8pm) after appearing at an Rugby Football Union Disciplinary Panel in Leeds tonight (Monday).
Wood was sent off just before the hour after receiving two yellow cards against Bath Rugby in the Guinness Premiership on Saturday.
However, the hearing in Leeds, chaired by Mike Hamlin and also comprising Barry O'Driscoll and Peter Rhodes, decided upon a 'sending off sufficient' judgement and Wood can now play again immediately.
Warriors youngsters Huw Taylor and Jack Singleton will start for England in the World Rugby Under 20 Championship final against Ireland this Saturday night at Sale Sharks' AJ Bell Stadium (kick-off 7pm).
Worcester Warriors Chief Executive Jim O'Toole has dismissed suggestions made in a national newspaper that the Club is pulling back on its long-term financial commitment to become an established Aviva Premiership Club.