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Cardiff Rugby Statement: BBC Wales Investigation

24th January 2023

Cardiff Rugby statement:

Cardiff Rugby are distressed and appalled by allegations of discrimination and misogyny at the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), revealed by a BBC Wales investigation, which broadcast on Monday evening (Jan 23).

There is no place in sport, or indeed anywhere in society, for discrimination of any kind and Cardiff Rugby condemn the reported culture within our national governing body. 

We acknowledge and support the calls previously made by WRU chair Ieuan Evans to evolve the governance of the organisation to ensure the board are “truly representative” and “skills-based”.  The board of Cardiff Rugby now unanimously call upon the WRU and its board to implement this with immediate effect. 

We all have a responsibility to affect positive change and Cardiff Rugby will not tolerate any kind of discrimination. 

We reaffirm our own commitment to ensuring rugby is a game for all people, of all backgrounds, genders, abilities and beliefs and we continue to strive to make rugby a safe, inclusive and fair place for all.