Phillips summoned over drink allegations
MIKE Phillips has been summoned before Bayonne's board to answer allegations that he turned up for a video analysis session under the influence of alcohol.
The Basque club, who are languishing near the foot of the French championship, want the Wales and Lions scrum-half and other players to explain themselves.
The incident is said to have happened after the Amlin Challenge Cup win over Grenoble.
It isn't the first time for Phillips to be in trouble during his time in France.
Last year he was banned indefinitely and accused of shameful behaviour by the club's president after apparently being seen in bars until the early hours.
This latest episode comes on the day Warren Gatland names his squad for Wales's autumn series.
The 77-cap Phillips is out on his own among Welsh scrum-halves, but Gatland is unlikely to be overly impressed with the reports from France. French newspaper L'Equipe says that New Zealanders Wayne Haare and Stephen Brett are among the other players who will have to explain their actions to Bayonne's directors.
Meantime, Dan Biggar has set a minimum survival target for the Ospreys in Europe over the next two games.
The Welsh region are facing a pool-stage elimination after failing to pick up a point in the opening fortnight of the campaign.
But Biggar believes if they manage to double Castres in December it will offer them a sliver of hope.
"We've left ourselves an absolute mountain to climb, but we must get a minimum of eight points from our next two games," said the Wales international.
"It's as simple as that.
"If we do that, we give ourselves a chance for the final two rounds when Northampton come to the Liberty.
"But there's a lot of rugby to be played between now and then, though, starting with the Dragons in Swansea on Friday.
"There's no time for us to dwell on what happened on Sunday. We have to kick on."