16 banned from rugby for their part in initiation ceremony
Scottish Rugby has imposed sanctions on 14 players and two officials after investigating an “initiation ceremony” at a Fife club.
Publishing the measures taken, the sports body said it followed an incident on a team bus last season.
Although no details have been released, a player is reported to have suffered internal injuries during the incident.
Did Howe of Fife do a human centipede on their bus then? SRU has definitely put them on the naughty step for something!
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SRU chief executive Mark Dodson said: “The behaviour of those involved in this incident, including several individuals in positions of authority at the club, was completely unacceptable.
“Scottish Rugby has been proactive to ensure a full, independent disciplinary process was conducted and that measures are put in place to deliver a change of culture at the club.
“The actions of those involved have absolutely no place in our sport. Significant sanctions have been applied in this matter and Scottish Rugby will not hesitate to take action against any club, official or player behaving in a similarly unacceptable manner.”