The sport’s governing body has confirmed. That World Rugby will investigate the possible opening of player eligibility instructions by Irish RWC rival Spain. The comment concerns an unnamed player who represented Spain at the Rugby European Championships. Which also serve as qualifiers for next year’s RWC 2023 in France. RWC 2023 fans can buy France Rugby World Cup Tickets from our website.
Spain will face Andy Farrell’s Ireland in their Pool B opener in Bordeaux on September 9.
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“World Rugby will assemble an independent judicial committee to investigate. The possible violations of the World Rugby Article 8 regulation (qualification to participate in national teams). The Spanish Rugby (FER) during the 2021 and 2022 European Rugby Championships. Which also be European.
“Twice as much as the Rugby Championship. The qualification process for the RWC 2023,” said the World Rugby’s report.
Rugby Union has been notified of a potential infringement involving a member of the Spanish men’s national team. Upon completion of the preliminary investigation. The International Federation deemed it necessary to conduct a formal independent assessment. In accordance with the provisions of the Rugby Rules. The Spanish Rugby Union has fully cooperated with the initial investigations.
“In light of potential implications for the 2023 RWC Cup. The chairman of the World Rugby’s Independent Judicial Panel. Christopher Quinlan, QC, has been asked to form a judicial committee to determine as soon as possible. Quinlan has selected Nigel Hampton, Pamela Woodman, QC (Chairman), and Frank Hadden to the Committee.
“World Rugby will not comment further while this process progresses until it is finalized.”
Spain, nicknamed Los Leones, secured their place in next year’s competition with a thrilling win over neighbouring Portugal earlier this month. Next year’s tournament will be Spain’s first arrival World Cup in 24 years.