Released: 3:01 p.m. BST, October 24, 2020 | Updated: 10:30 p.m. BST, October 24, 2020
Former England captain Chris Robshaw and his barbarian teammates could face police action after video evidence showed they are violating the Covid-19 government’s strict regulations, which prohibit gatherings of more than six people indoors.
The video shows Robshaw and the players in the Running Horse Pub in Mayfair before their now canceled game against England.
At one point in the clip, scrum half Richard Wigglesworth, who has made 33 appearances for England, bends over to the Irish international Fergus McFadden and shouts: “Fergus, damn it!” shout: “In your stomach! In your belly! ‚
Video material was created that shows seven barbarians who violate the coronavirus rules, including Chris Robshaw (left).
Rugby Onslaught received a video of several high profile members of the team drinking together in a pub
The Rugby Football Union (RFU), which lost £ 1 million as a result of the canceled game, has now opened an investigation after Robshaw and other barbarian players left the bio-safe team hotel on Park Lane to go to the pub on Tuesday night . The following evening, Robshaw and eleven others were eating at an Italian restaurant.
On Saturday night, a running horse official said, “You easily spent over £ 500. I told them that they can’t sit together and that they look like they’re part of [superhero film] The avengers.
“They broke up and played a drinking game. It’s gotten a little out of control. As part of the game, they each had seven drinks at one point.
You were here at least three hours. They wanted to eat, but we didn’t eat, it was just drink after drink after drink.
‘They were very nice, I thought they were a size issue. I asked them if they were athletes and they said “no”.
The event took place the night before Robshaw and eleven other people were having dinner in a restaurant
Sean Maitland is another star to be present during the events at the alleged Mayfair Pub
“It was mental, they even said they’d be back later that week, but I don’t think that’s happening now.”
Robshaw, who is married to classic singer Camilla Kerslake, apologized later that week.
“I apologize deeply for violating the Barbarians’ Covid-19 restrictions by leaving the hotel after training with some of my teammates.” Great efforts have been made to ensure this game is played safely , and it was irresponsible of me to break the protocols that were put in place to protect players, staff and the public, ”he said.
Last night it emerged that the players who broke the rules could be accused of discrediting the game.
Richard Wigglesworth (center) was another player among those looking to go out for dinner
Prince Harry’s former bodyguard, Bill Renshaw, oversaw security and found that a group of gamers disappeared after none of them answered their hotel room phones.
The investigation included extensive CCTV footage, with the players allegedly visiting Sergio’s Italian restaurant on Great Titchfield Street in central London.
Bill Sweeney, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RFU, said: ‘A great effort has been put into establishing Covid’s codes of conduct and planning for games, including working with Premiership clubs to release additional players who will safely complete the game, and all of us Incredibly frustrated and disappointed that, due to the actions of some Barbarian players, we no longer believe that it is safe for the game to continue. ‚
Government guidelines allow more than six people to gather for top athletes and their coaches, but only if necessary for competitions and training.
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