Bristol ensures full co-operation for RFU investigation

Sale Sharks have complained to the RFU
Sale Sharks have complained to the RFU
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Aviva Premiership club Bristol has ensured full co-operation for the ongoing Rugby Football Union (RFU) investigation after Sale Sharks accused them of allegedly leaking information ahead of their Aviva Premiership encounter on New Year's day.

Bristol were trailing Sale Sharks by 15-10 at half-time but made a dramatic turn-around in the fourth quarter to seal a thrilling 23-24 victory at AJ Bell Stadium.

A RFU spokesman confirmed the news that the board is currently conducting an investigation on the issue.

"The RFU are investigating a complaint made by Sale Sharks in relation to the passing of information to the opposition team ahead of the match against Bristol earlier this month."

Meanwhile, Bristol, who are just one point behind Worcester Warriors as they face a stiff challenge to avoid relegation said it will co-operate with RFU in their investigation.

"The club are absolutely confident of no wrongdoing in this matter and will fully cooperate with the investigation."

Bristol will be heading to Cardiff Arms Park to take on Cardiff Blues on Saturday in their final European Challenge Cup encounter this season.

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