RFU launches investigation after Luther Burrell’s racism in rugby revelations


  • Former England centre suggested racism is ‘rife’ in English game
  • RFU CEO Bill Sweeney says investigation to start ‘imminently’

A formal investigation by the Rugby Football Union is being launched after the former England centre Luther Burrell’s revelations about racism in English rugby union. In conjunction with Burrell and his most recent club, Newcastle Falcons, the RFU says it is committed to rooting out such attitudes and any other related issues lurking within the sport.

Burrell suggested last month that racism was “rife” in the English game and that “numerous players in numerous environments” had experienced it. He also told the Mail on Sunday he had been subjected to inappropriate, racist language on an almost weekly basis. The RFU subsequently apologised to the player and an official inquiry is now under way.

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Written by Robert Kitson
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