Bath Rugby captain Michael Lipman is receiving treatment in hospital after been taken-off following a blow to the neck during Bath's Guinness Premiership match against London Wasps on Wednesday evening.
An initial investigation shows no bone injury to the England international's neck, although he will undergo further scans on Thursday afternoon and is now a doubt for the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Bath on Saturday week.
This is the second time this year that the Bath skipper had to leave the pitch due to injury following an incident in the Heineken Cup Round 6 game against Toulouse where the sustained a blow to his head which ruled him out for several weeks.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.