By Steve TroughtonStirling Lions flanker Sam Davies and Wales hooker Rhys Webb were banned from rugby-league grounds by Scotland’s Rugby Union, with Wales’ Gareth Davies and Scottish pair Ross Morgan and Ben Morgan also cited for breaches of the code of conduct.
Stirling’s Jamie Gadd was also banned for one match while Welsh hooker Luke Charteris was fined £150 for not wearing his scrum-half jersey.
Both Davies and Webb were cited for a breach of the Rugby Union code of practice by the governing body.
Both players were released from the squad for the Six Nations against Ireland on Sunday but were not allowed to attend their matches.
Rugby league’s governing body said it would appeal against the decision, which comes after a number of players, including England hooker Dan Cole, were suspended for breaching their code of ethics.
The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said it had “no plans” to appeal the decision.
It came after Rugby League’s governing bodies issued their own warnings over the summer about how the sport’s rules could be misused by players.
The WRU has already issued new rules to protect players from misuse, and has called on fans to be vigilant about using social media to support players, rather than criticise them.
Stoke winger Alex Corbisiero was also found guilty of breaking his code of behaviour by using a phone on the pitch in the 2015 Six Nations match against England, while Wales scrum half Ben Morgan was fined by the RFU for “conduct detrimental to the game” during last year’s Six Nations.
Stokes, Wales’ Morgan and Wales’ Webb were all issued fines for breaching the Rugby union code of discipline.
Corbisieros was also cited after he was shown a red card against England in the Six Nines final.
Wales scrum prop James Hook was also fined for using a mobile phone while he was on the bench against England last year.
Watson was also suspended from the Welsh Rugby League for six matches for breaching his code in 2015.