IRFU respond to 'false claims' by Stephen Jones in The Times - Ruck

IRFU respond to ‘false claims’ by Stephen Jones in The Times

The IRFU have issued an official statement after an article in The Sunday Times claimed that team Ireland were opposed to the rearranging of Scotland and Japan’s crucial pool encounter.

Jones wrote in The Sunday Times claimed that Ireland were vehemently opposed to any rearranging of the match should the Yokohama game be canceled.

“The statement by Stephen Jones in today’s edition of The Sunday Times (October 13, 2019) referring to The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) being ‘vehemently opposed’ to any rearrangement of the Scotland v Japan Rugby World Cup fixture is completely false and the inference within the article that The IRFU made representations to World Rugby on the matter is totally without foundation.” read the statement

They added: “The Irish Rugby Football Union calls on Stephen Jones to immediately withdraw this scurrilous and untrue allegation.”