IRFU apologise for handling of women’s game but no report will be published


The IRFU has apologised for the way it managed the women’s game but will not publish the findings of an independent review.
Last year 62 former and current players took a stand and wrote to the Department of Sport revealing they had lost all confidence in the way the IRFU run women’s rugby.
In the statement released by the IRFU they admitted they have accepted all the recommendations from the independent review. They said they will spend an extra €1million and women’s rugby and will create two new roles. The report also made 30 recommendations.
IRFU Chief Executive Kevin Potts said in a statement: “For me, this was, first and foremost, about listening to the player group and understanding their concerns. It was also important to ensure that the players had faith in the process and in our desire to work collaboratively.
“I have already had several meetings with representatives of the player group and have formally apologised to them on behalf of the IRFU.”
IRFU Director of Women’s and Sevens Rugby Anthony Eddy resigned from his position yesterday.
The Women’s Six Nations gets underway on the 26th of March. Ireland take on Wales at the RDS.