Spain stripped of 2023 Rugby World Cup place after panel finds they fielded ineligible participant in qualifying


The impartial judicial committee concluded Spain fielded the ineligible participant throughout two qualification matches; a 10-point deduction and a monetary sanction have been imposed; Spain’s place on the World Cup has been taken by Romania; there’s a proper of enchantment

Final Up to date: 28/04/22 3:51pm

The factors deduction is utilized to the Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification desk and implies that Romania will qualify as a substitute

Spain have been stripped of their place on the 2023 Rugby World Cup after an impartial judicial committee decided they fielded an ineligible participant throughout qualification matches.

The committee, comprising Nigel Hampton QC (Chair), Pamela Woodman and Frank Hadden, concluded Spain fielded the participant throughout two qualification matches. They imposed a 10-point deduction and a monetary sanction.

The deduction of factors is utilized to the Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification desk and implies that Romania will qualify as Europe 2 into Pool B changing Spain. Portugal will then take Romania’s place within the Last Qualification Match in November 2022.

Spain has a proper of enchantment inside 14 days of the date of the total written choice of the committee.

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