Ian Evans free to feature for the Ospreys after escaping ban
IAN Evans is free to feature for the Ospreys after dodging a ban for his sending off in Treviso.
There had been concern in the region's camp that the Wales second row would face a stint on the sidelines in the wake of receiving two yellow cards in Italy, with the second one handed out for a high tackle.
But an independent disciplinary panel in Edinburgh limited themselves to issuing Evans with a reprimand. The news will be a relief for the Ospreys, particularly with their prestige derby against the Scarlets on the horizon. They would not have wanted their premier line-out jumper sidelined in the run-up to the September 21 date in Llanelli.
He is unlikely to figure in the Pro12 clash with Ulster in Swansea tomorrow evening, with the region having prepared without him, but he will be back in the mix for the date with Glasgow at the Liberty a week today.
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Meantime, all concerned at the Ospreys are determined to make up for the 12-6 slip against Treviso at the Monigo Stadium.
"No-one should write us off on the strength of one game," said scrum-half Rhys Webb.
"We gave away daft penalties and had a man dismissed. We had cobwebs to blow off but we showed glimpses of what we could do.
"The aim is to put it together against Ulster."