WRU statement in response to IRB Shingler decision
12 January 2012 19:08pm
By Graeme Gillespie
The WRU welcomes the IRB announcement which confirms that proper procedures were followed when informing the 2011 Wales U20 team to play France they would be solely Wales qualified at senior level after taking part in the game.
It is important that all players informed of their potential senior selection status now or in future are left in no doubt about the authority of the regulations and protocols in place.
The case of Steven Shingler being named as an RBS 6 Nations Scotland squad player could not be left untested because of the impact on all other players.
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