Powell wants place back

Wales star dropped after golf buggy escapade wants to re-establish himself

Last Updated: 16/02/10 11:47am

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Powell: Dropped by Wales

Powell: Dropped by Wales

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Andy Powell has vowed to re-establish himself in Wales' side after the late-night golf buggy excursion that led to him being dropped from their RBS Six Nations squad.

The 28-year-old was suspended for breaching the team's code of conduct on Monday, 24 hours after being arrested and charged for driving the buggy "whilst unfit through drink".

Powell's agent, Mike Burton, released a statement on Tuesday which read: "Andy Powell has accepted the disciplinary decision handed down by the WRU and confirmed his public apology for the incident which occurred last Sunday morning.

"Andy remains a committed professional and will now work towards re-establishing himself in the Welsh squad at a time when the WRU team management think fit."

Having celebrated Wales' last-gasp victory over Scotland, Powell was detained with another man early on Sunday morning after they drove the buggy from the team's hotel to a service station near junction 33 of the M4 motorway.

Police said Powell subsequently failed a breathalyser test, however the men did not drive the buggy onto the motorway.

No player has yet been called up to provide back row cover, although Powell's place in the side was already under scrutiny prior to the incident.

He has been playing out of position at blindside flanker to accommodate Ryan Jones in his preferred position at number eight and has struggled to adapt.

Sam Warburton also made an impression from the bench against Scotland on Saturday.

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