The Division Three West A table is to be amended after Pembroke Dock Harlequins were removed from the final standings.

The Quins finished the campaign with an outstanding league fixture after three times they failed to fulfill an away match in Aberaeron.

It means all other 10 teams will have points reduced, but it will not affect any major issues with Milford Haven being promoted as champions.

The WRU also told Telegraph Sport this morning that the Quins will be allowed to re-enter the league next season with a clean slate.

The Bierspool club struggled in the closing stages of their campaign but managed to play late away games in Milford Haven and Laugharne, but their season has now been declared null and void.

They had managed wins at home to Neyland and St Davids.

The following deductions will now take place before the official WRU table is confirmed - Milford Haven (10 points), Aberaeron (5 points), Laugharne (10 points), Haverfordwest (10 points), Neyland (6 points), Llanybydder (10 points), Cardigan (10 points), Llangwm (8 points), Tregaron (9 points), St Davids (4 points).

What's the 'point'?

I suspect this sanction will be met with mixed feelings.

First and foremost, every club should fulfill their WRU League fixtures and if they don't, must expect punishment. Even in an era of Welsh amateur clubs struggling, there has to be some kind of boundary for teams to commit to or chaos would reign.

But it's difficult to see how this helps anyone. It essentially penalises all sides who notched bonus point wins against the Quins and for the likes of Llangwm, Tregaron, and St Davids, who themselves have had to fight against dwindling player numbers over the years, rare wins have now been taken away.

Mercifully, no major issues in Three West A have been affected but removing the points won by the Quins this season, as opposed to expunging their record, would have been a less complicated option.

Bouncing back at Bierspool?

More importantly, no one wants Pembrokeshire sides to be struggling and the Quins must somehow sort things out this summer.

In Neil Machin they have a good and positive coach and there were some games last season where they were able to field full squads - so the numbers are there if they commit properly.

There are murmurings of former players coming back and incentives and so on, but such rumours often fly about in the county and don't serve as long term solutions.

There is a proud history of Bierspool, it's now up to the current crop of available players to step up and honour it.