Scottish Rugby Statement

For clarification purposes, Scottish Rugby issued the following statement today in regard to several current issues with Edinburgh Rugby Limited.For clarification purposes, Scottish Rugby issued the following statement today in regard to several current issues with Edinburgh Rugby Limited.

With regard to mediation, Scottish Rugby said that the contractual rights and obligations of both parties are very clear, specifically in regard to monies allegedly owed by Scottish Rugby to Edinburgh Rugby Limited. In addition, Scottish Rugby confirmed that it is confident that it is complying with its contractual agreements with Edinburgh Rugby on all other matters. A process of mediation would not change the contractual obligations that currently exist but if Mr Carruthers feels that it would provide an environment to re-examine many of the areas of alleged dispute, Scottish Rugby is prepared to discuss this matter further with its legal advisors;

Scottish Rugby’s statement of 9th July following Edinburgh Rugby Limited’s decision to resign as an Associate Member of the SRU, reflected the reality of the position as it then stood. Scottish Rugby confirmed, however, that Edinburgh Rugby would be able to play rugby under the auspices of a professional team, providing Edinburgh Rugby were to agree to abide by reasonable conditions, including full acceptance and compliance with IRB Regulations and appropriate SRU Bye-Laws and Rules, such as those relating to discipline, doping control and general ethical issues;

Financial obligations between Scottish Rugby and Edinburgh Rugby Limited are clearly specified within the relevant contract documents. Scottish Rugby has honoured the terms specific therein.