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Powell to leave Wasps

Andy Powell

Wales international Andy Powell is to leave Wasps by mutual consent, the Aviva Premiership club have announced.

Powell's future at the London side had been in doubt after a pub brawl in the capital which the club were investigating.

Powell's team-mate, England prop Tim Payne, had also initially been banned, but his suspension was lifted less than 48 hours after it was imposed.

However, Powell remained suspended as a probe was launched into the incident last month at the Walkabout pub in Shepherds Bush.

A statement on the club's website read: "London Wasps can announce that Andy Powell is to leave the club by mutual consent.

"This announcement comes following a thorough and detailed review, between the player and the club, of all of the evidence arising from the incident for which Andy was initially suspended.

"This included a review of CCTV footage of the incident and statements from those witnesses present throughout.

"Both parties are satisfied that this matter has been dealt with in a proper, fair and appropriate manner and agree that the conclusion reached is in their respective best interests for the future.

"Both parties have also agreed that there will be no further comment from either side and the club considers the matter now closed."

The 29-year-old had joined Wasps on a one-year contract in July last year after he was released early by Cardiff Blues after five years with the Welsh club.