Footage of the 12 Barbarians players who left the team bubble has surfaced online, including a whole lot of beer.
Their match against England was called off yesterday after the players left their hotel bubble – contrary to team protocols – to ‘have dinner’ at a London restaurant.
During its investigation, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said it discovered another breach where players left the hotel without permission.
Former England captain Chris Robshaw, who features in the video, was among the players who have apologised.
It is understood several Barbarians players went to a central London pub on Tuesday as well as an Italian restaurant on Wednesday.
The RFU said the players’ actions meant the “bubble environment” was compromised.
“We are incredibly disappointed to be calling a halt to this fixture,” said RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney. “We know how much fans were looking forward to seeing the teams play.
“However, our priority is to protect the health and safety of the England squad and the other international teams they will go up against this autumn.”
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