Scottish Rugby respond to misconduct charge by World Rugby

Scotland were eliminated from the World Cup in the opening round
Scotland were eliminated from the World Cup in the opening round

The Scottish Rugby Union in a statement has questioned World Rugby for the misconduct charge laid on them following the remarks made by the union’s CEO, Mark Dodson.

Dodson threatened the governing body with a possible legal action if their World Cup encounter against Japan is cancelled following Typhoon Hagibis which had already abandoned three games in the tournament as a called-off result would end Scotland's hope in the tournament.

The game eventually did get underway on time in Yokohama with the Brave Blossoms extending their dominance in the tournament with a 28-21 win that ended Scotland's campaign.

However, the remarks from Dodson did not go well with the tournament organisers as they referred the remarks from Scottish Rugby Union to an independent disputes committee of World Rugby.


"Scottish Rugby once again expresses its sincere condolences to the people of Japan and all those affected by Typhoon Hagibis which struck last weekend," read the statement.

"We have been able to convey our best wishes directly to the mayor of Yokohama and the chairman of the Japanese Rugby Union. We stand with the great people of Japan.

"Following receipt of correspondence yesterday from World Rugby, Scottish Rugby confirms that it has received a notice of complaint from Rugby World Cup Ltd. Scottish Rugby is querying whether the matter is an appropriate one for the bringing of misconduct charges.

"If misconduct proceedings are to proceed, Scottish Rugby looks forward to receiving a fair hearing in this matter. No further comment would be appropriate at this time."

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