After Tom Crurry's accusations against Mbonambi on the sidelines of the England-South Africa semi-final, World Rugby closed the case. The XV de la Rose international announced after the match that he had been called a “white cunt” by the front row world champion.
After carrying out the investigation, World Rugby officially positioned itself this morning, via a press release: “Any allegations of discrimination are taken extremely seriously by World Rugby and warrant a thorough investigation. After reviewing all available evidence, including match footage, audio recordings and testimonies from both teams, the governing body has ruled that there is insufficient evidence at this time to initiate charges. prosecution.” announced the instance. Before concluding: “Therefore, the case is considered closed unless additional evidence is discovered.”
World Rugby also considered that the Briton's suspicions were in “good faith”, and not “malicious”. Finally, the body returned to the harassment of which several players were victims: “World Rugby is also concerned by the hateful comments to which the two players were the subject this week on social networks. There is no place in rugby or society for discrimination, insults or hate speech, and World Rugby urges supporters to embrace the sport's values of respect, integrity and solidarity. A necessary clarification.
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