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No action will be taken against Scotland or England by Six Nations Rugby, after a review of a tunnel altercation concluded there was no clear evidence of violent conduct by either side.
Footage appeared to show England centre Owen Farrell and Scottish number eight Ryan Wilson engaging in a bit of a scuffle before their round three clash. There was pushing and shoving, as a number of players got involved.
In a statement released earlier today, Six Nations Rugby said it will write to both unions ‘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 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.
“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.”