Scottish Rugby Statement On Spra

In response to today’s announcement by the Scottish Professional Players Association, Scottish Rugby makes the following statement: "Scottish Rugby’s Chairman (Allan Munro), Chief Executive (Gordon McKie) and President (Andy Irvine) met with the Border Reivers players and staff early on Tuesday 27 March to inform them first hand of the Scottish Rugby Board’s decision regarding its pro teams and to answer any questions either privately or as a group. In response to today’s announcement by the Scottish Professional Players Association, Scottish Rugby makes the following statement:

"Scottish Rugby’s Chairman (Allan Munro), Chief Executive (Gordon McKie) and President (Andy Irvine) met with the Border Reivers players and staff early on Tuesday 27 March to inform them first hand of the Scottish Rugby Board’s decision regarding its pro teams and to answer any questions either privately or as a group.

"The closure of a pro team is a difficult decision to take. They, and the Board as a whole, fully appreciate the matter is very sensitive for everybody directly affected by the decision.

"However it is also a private matter and Scottish Rugby will be progressing all aspects of the closure directly and not through the media.

"The process of supporting the players and staff is ongoing at all levels."