Exiles hooker lands punch ban

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh hooker Neil Briggs has been banned for three weeks for foul play during the 31-26 defeat to Harlequins on Sunday. Briggs was cited for striking Quins winger Sam Smith, meaning the 27-year-old will be sidelined for the Amlin Challenge Cup fixtures against Cavalieri Prato and Stade Francais along with the LV= Cup contest with Harlequins.