STATEMENT: Dai Young Leaves Cardiff Rugby - Ruck

STATEMENT: Dai Young Leaves Cardiff Rugby

Dai Young has vacated his role as Cardiff Director of Rugby, and leaves the club following an investigation into his bullying accusations. Young categorically denies the accused behaviour, which saw him suspended from his post on April 20th.

A barrister make the conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations, that the 55-year-old participated in bullying behaviour at the Welsh capital club. However, Young’s time with Cardiff has come to an end, as the investigation has caused the relationship between the club and former DoR to be ‘strained.’

Cardiff Rugby put out the following statement on their official club website: “As has been widely reported in the media, on 20 April 2023, Dai Young was suspended from his role as director of rugby by Cardiff Rugby following allegations of bullying, which he categorically denied.

“Given the nature of these allegations and mindful of its duty of care to all employees, Cardiff Rugby commissioned a barrister to carry out an independent investigation.

“Following a thorough process, the barrister concluded that there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations and that no further action should be taken in relation to them.

“Unfortunately, this process has caused strain on the working relationship between Cardiff Rugby and Dai Young.

“In the circumstances, regrettably, it has been mutually agreed by the parties to terminate Dai’s employment contract in accordance with terms within that allow for early termination.

Dai Young, Director of Rugby of Wasps during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Exeter Chiefs and Wasps at Sandy Park, Exeter, Devon, England on 29 November – PHOTO: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK

“Cardiff Rugby would like to thank Dai for his latest contribution to the club during the last two years, which culminated in the club finishing as the highest-placed Welsh club in the United Rugby Championship, which secured a return to the European Champions Cup. We wish Dai the very best with whatever the future holds for him.

“Work will now begin to appoint a successor and coaching team at the Arms Park with 14 weeks still remaining until the 2023-24 season kicks off.”