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Statement regarding Scotland v England Tunnel Altercation

By Six Nations
February 28 2018

Six Nations Rugby has concluded its investigation into an incident that allegedly took place before the senior men's international match between Scotland and England at BT Murrayfield in the 2018 Natwest Six Nations Championship on Saturday, 24 February 2018. It had been reported that some of the players had been involved in a 'melee' or 'scuffle' in or near the tunnel after the pre-match warm-up.


England head coach Eddie Jones during a training session at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot.

Six Nations Rugby gathered material from the RFU and SRU, as well as from the BBC and the match officials. It also considered footage of the incident. It concluded that there was some evidence of pushing and shoving in the tunnel at the relevant time but no clear evidence of violent conduct or similar against any individual player. Accordingly, Six Nations Rugby will be writing to the SRU and the RFU to remind them and their respective players of their obligations to uphold the reputation of the tournament at all times, but no further disciplinary action will be taken.  Six Nations Rugby will also remind all Unions of their's and their players' obligations.


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