Scotland finally sort their differences with World Rugby
Scottish Rugby has agreed to pay their £70,000 fine after criticism of the threatened cancellation of their World Cup Pool A game against Japan.
The match was in doubt because of the approaching Typhoon Hagibis and SRU chief executive Mark Dodson criticised World Rugby’s “rigidity”.
He hinted at legal action but have now agreed to pay the fine.
In a statement, World Rugby said: “World Rugby can confirm that the Scottish Rugby Union has expressed its regret and has confirmed it will not challenge World Rugby further on this matter.
“The Scottish Rugby Union has agreed to pay a donation of £70,000 to World Rugby and the matter is now closed. There will be no further comment from either party.”
Meanwhile, Scotland international Josh Strauss will now feature for Barbarians alongside Rory Best, Mathieu Bastareaud, Herschel Jantijies and Argentinian prop Ramiro Herrera this weekend.
They face Fiji for the Killik Cup, in the only Autumn International of 2019 to be played at Twickenham following the Rugby World Cup.