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RUGBY UNION: RFU also responsible, says Copsey
10:00am Thursday 21st March 2013 in Rugby
EXILES’ chief executive Tony Copsey has claimed the RFU are just as responsible as the club for scrum half Tyson Keats playing ten matches without being correctly registered.
And if today’s appeal fails, he believes the RFU should also be fined.
Exiles maintain they cannot be held responsible for the criminal activity of ex-team manager Mike Scott, who gave false information to both club and RFU over Keats’s visa.
Copsey said: “They are holding London Welsh responsible for the actions of an individual that worked for the club who went out of his way to deceive both the RFU and the club.
“The RFU were aware of the facts as much as were – a different set of facts – and had their suspicions and did not act upon it.”
Asked whether the RFU should therefore also be fined, if the London Welsh appeal fails, Copsey said: “Yes. The bottom line, yes.”