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Bayonne lift suspension on Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips

By V_Jones  |  Posted: October 01, 2012

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Bayonne have lifted a suspension on Wales international scrum-half Mike Phillips after just one match.

Phillips, 30, missed Sunday's clash with Biarritz after he was banned indefinitely and fined for what they describe as unacceptable off-field behaviour.

The former Osprey was already set to miss the fixture after suffering a hand injury in training.

Bayonne said Phillips will meet with the board and head coach, Christian Lanta, at the start of next week to discuss his suspension.

"All the players have to be responsible and have a professional attitude at the club," said a Bayonne spokesman.

In a statement, Bayonne said on Friday: "The off-field behaviour of Mike Phillips is unacceptable and he has been fined.

"He has also been suspended until further notice.

"The club will no longer allow misconduct on the part of players and they may be exposed to greater penalties.

"We have enough quality young players at the club.

"Just because some are bigger names, it does not mean they are protected and above the group."

Phillips is expected to face Modigliano on 12 October.

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