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Tuesday Sep 17, 2019

Rob Howley sent home from Japan amidst betting allegations

Rob Howley sent home from Japan amidst betting allegations

The Welsh Rugby Union today confirmed that assistant coach Rob Howley has been sent home from Japan due to an investigation regarding a potential breach of World Rugby regulation 6, pertaining to betting on rugby. 

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He has returned to Wales and an investigation will take place, in light of recent information given to the WRU.

“No further details can be provided at this stage as this would prejudice the investigation. If required an independent panel will be appointed to hear the case,” said a WRU statement.

“Rob has co-operated fully with our initial discussions and we would ask that the media appreciate this is a difficult and personal matter for Rob and that his privacy is respected before an outcome is reached.”

Head coach Warren Gatland has consulted with senior players and Stephen Jones will be linking up with the squad as attack coach. He will arrive in Japan soon.

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