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  • Munsterboy
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    It’s bull****. Any other side would have reacted the same way in the circumstances. WR trying to imply the SRU were being critical of Japan when it was clearly their piss poor contingency planning that was at fault, and the subject of Scottish ire.

    A contingency plan to move the game15km was just nonsense. They were lucky the Japanese handled it so brilliantly and got them out of a hole or the whole thing would have looked like a stitch up.

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  • i_like_cake
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/50332932

    Scottish Rugby has been fined £70,000 and ordered to apologise to World Rugby for criticism of the threatened cancellation of their World Cup Pool A game against Japan.

    The match was in doubt because of the approaching Typhoon Hagibis and SRU chief executive Mark Dodson criticised World Rugby's "rigidity".

    He hinted at legal action if the match had not gone ahead.

    An independent disputes committee says he "brought the game into disrepute".

    "Prior to its decision, the committee gave the parties ample time to resolve the dispute," it said in a statement. "World Rugby made an open offer to the SRU, which required the SRU to apologise for its conduct and make a donation to the typhoon disaster relief fund in Japan.

    "The SRU suggested alternative wording, which included a mutual expression of regret from both parties - and no apology."

    Scottish Rugby has responded by saying "we will now reflect on this outcome and further consider all our options, which may include arbitration".

    A cancellation of the game against the hosts would have eliminated Scotland and, after two matches scheduled for the previous day had been called off, World Rugby said it would make a decision on the day of the match about whether it could go ahead in Yokohama.

    The game was played, but Scotland lost 28-21 and failed to reach the knock-out stage.

    A committee, chaired by English QC Christopher Quinlan along with Australian Adam Casselden and New Zealander Nigel Hampton, concluded that Dodson's comments in a newspaper and the BBC Radio 4 Today programme "constituted misconduct".

    The SRU has been "formally reprimanded", fined £70,000 and told to "issue in writing a meaningful apology to World Rugby and RWCL for its misconduct in terms approved by the committee".

    "World Rugby strongly believed the comments, which suggested an unfair and disorganised treatment of all teams, to be inappropriate and ill-judged at a time when Japan was preparing for the largest and most destructive typhoon in decades," a statement said.

    "The international federation believed that such comments brought the game into disrepute, not only in relation to World Rugby's handling of an extraordinary situation but also in the message that it sent to the Japanese people."

    The fine will be donated to the Childfund Pass it Back programme on World Rugby's instruction, assisting with the ongoing relief effort in areas affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

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  • Yatenga
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    World Rugby strongly believed the comments, which suggested an unfair and disorganised treatment of all teams, to be inappropriate and ill-judged at a time when Japan was preparing for the largest and most destructive typhoon in decades.”

    Comments were inappropriate and ill judged but they didnt say they were incorrect

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  • jagawayagain
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    Originally posted by Sulla View Post
    70k fine for the Scots for saying the whole tournament is a fix
    Petulant silliness. The weather crisis exposed some real shortcomings in the planning.

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  • Sulla
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    70k fine for the Scots for saying the whole tournament is a fix

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  • jagawayagain
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    Puts our fantastic result against the kiwis in context.

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  • i_like_cake
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    Bin Smuf...

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  • B.A.
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    Bin Smuf looks a far better player than Reece and Bridge. I'm not sure why he didn't start earlier in the tournament.

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  • Ron Swanson
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    Yep, pretty good game

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  • i_like_cake
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    Anyone watching NZ Wales?

    Holiday in Madrid, so, easy from here.

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  • Piquet
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    Good article in the Grauniad about the NZ Barretts

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  • lawrence
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    Every possibility that pascal Gauzere is already earmarked for the final as well.

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  • Yatenga
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    Originally posted by ormond lad View Post
    taking pics with fans is fine. It's what hes doing.... it was completely idiotic to put his arm up like that.
    agreed it was terrible judgement. That said we all do silly things, & would hate to see him not get games because of that. Would like to see him not get games because he is a truly awful ref.

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  • lawrence
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    They won’t give the final the Peyper after that anyway. Barnes if NZ win, but hopefully he doesn’t allow it to be as slow as the SA v Nippon game

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  • neill_m
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    Nigel Owens in charge of England v New Zealand and Jerome Garces in charge of Wales v South Africa. Peyper not considered after his ill-judged photo with the Welsh fans.

    Do the ref appointments for the semi finals point to Mr Barnes getting the final barring England being in it etc? Or it being a straight scrap between Nigel (Wales not being in it of course) and Jerome?
    Last edited by neill_m; 22nd-October-2019, 09:37.

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