BREAKING: Dai Young suspended by Cardiff with immediate effect - Ruck

BREAKING: Dai Young suspended by Cardiff with immediate effect

Dai Young, the current coach of Cardiff Rugby, has been suspended by the club.

According to WalesOnline, the decision was made on Thursday evening, less than two days before the team’s final game of the season against the Ospreys at the Principality Stadium. The players and staff were informed of the news on Friday morning.

Young was not present at the club's weekly press conference on Thursday, and there were no comments from him in Friday's team announcement press release. It is unclear why he has been suspended or for how long he will be away from the team.

Young returned to Cardiff Rugby in 2021 after spending nine years as the head coach of Wasps. He previously served as the head coach of Cardiff between 2003 and 2011, during which time he helped the team win the European Challenge Cup in 2010.

The playing group has been told that Young will be absent from training and from the Welsh derby against the Ospreys on Judgement Day. However, they have not been given any information about when or if he will be returning to the team.

Cardiff Rugby has not released an official statement about Young's suspension, and there has been no further information provided about the situation. It remains to be seen how this development will affect the team's performance in their final game of the season and beyond.

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