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.
Premiership Rugby today announced an extension of their partnership with the UK's largest insurance company, Aviva, for a further three years. The contract extension, which starts in the 2014-15 season, will cover a golden era for club rugby in England and will include a period when the country will host a Rugby World Cup and when rugby union will finally rejoin the Olympic movement.
Not only are the great and the good of the Aviva Premiership Rugby strutting their stuff at Twickenham this Saturday - so are the new generation of rugby players, including Worcester RFC, courtesy of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup.
Warrior Stuart Brooks will represent the club at Twickenham next weekend as he battles for the honour of carrying the coveted Aviva Premiership Rugby trophy onto the pitch ahead of the final between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints.