Former London Welsh team manager Mike Scott has been handed a lifetime suspension from any involvement in rugby union by the RFU.
Scott had been charged under RFU Rule 5.12 with "conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Union or the Game" for providing false and misleading information to the governing body over the registration of Exiles scrum-half Tyson Keats.
Keats appeared in 10 Premiership games this term while not holding effective registration with the RFU. London Welsh have been handed a five-point deduction from their Aviva Premiership tally and a £15,000 fine as a result, although the club have confirmed they will appeal the decision.
An RFU statement read: "Mike Scott was today suspended from the management, coaching or playing of rugby union and membership of any club for life following an RFU Misconduct Hearing.
"The former London Welsh team manager may not apply for the order to be lifted for 10 years."
London Welsh, who now sit bottom of the Aviva Premiership two points behind Sale Sharks, also had a further five-point deduction suspended until the end of next season.
The case was dealt with by Judge Jeff Blackett on papers and without a personal hearing at Scott's request.
Scott accepted the allegation against him and submitted a written plea of mitigation.
He has 14 days to appeal the judgement.
The written judgement outlining the sanctions against London Welsh, which was made public on Thursday night following an RFU hearing on Tuesday, revealed Scott had been cautioned by police over his role in the matter.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.