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Scotland Accept Punishment As Row With World Rugby Ends

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World Rugby have confirmed that Scotland will seek no further action against them and have expressed their regret over comments made by chief executive Mark Dodson during the World Cup.

Scotland were officially reprimanded for their conduct earlier this month and were ordered by a disciplinary committee to “issue in writing a meaningful apology to World Rugby”.

World Rugby have this morning issued a statement confirming that Scotland have accepted their punishment despite rumours that the SRU would challenge the fine further.

“World Rugby can confirm that the Scottish Rugby Union has expressed its regret and has confirmed it will not challenge World Rugby further on this matter.

“The Scottish Rugby Union has agreed to pay a donation of £70,000 to World Rugby and the matter is now closed. There will be no further comment from either party.”

The issue first arose when Scotland’s pivotal Pool A clash with Japan was under threat due to the effects of the deadly Typhoon Hagibis.

Dodson strongly criticised World Rugby for their lack of a contingency plan and threatened legal action if the fixture, which they eventually lost, did not go ahead.

The governing body then issued misconduct charges against the Scottish Rugby Union.

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Author: Marisa Kennedy

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