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Rugby Europe Statement

Rugby Europe condemns the ongoing Russian military invasion of Ukraine and suspends its activities in Russia

Rugby Europe shares the international community’s significant concern for the security situation developing in Europe and strongly condemns the ongoing Russian military invasion of Ukraine.

Rugby Europe is deeply concerned about the safety of the rugby community in Ukraine and is closely monitoring the situation.

As the governing body of European rugby, Rugby Europe is promoting rugby according to the European values of peace, respect and human rights, in the spirit of the Olympic Charter.

Rugby Europe has decided to immediately suspend the organisation of Rugby Europe events, tournaments and matches on Russian soil until further notice. This concerns any age or gender category, national or club teams.

Further decisions will be taken by the Rugby Europe Board of Directors, in agreement with World Rugby; and such decisions will be communicated in due course.

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