WRU facing allegations of sexism and discrimination in BBC investigation

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  • Number of former WRU employees took part in investigation
  • MP Tonia Antoniazzi: ‘great concern’ for Welsh women’s rugby

The Welsh Rugby Union is facing allegations of sexism and discrimination which have left the MP and former Wales international Tonia Antoniazzi expressing “great concerns” over the women’s game in the country. A number of former WRU employees have taken part in an investigation by BBC Wales, to be screened on Monday night, making accusations about their time at the governing body.

Charlotte Wathan, general manager of women’s rugby until her resignation last February, claims offensive comments by a colleague left her in tears and feeling sick, while another unnamed contributor says she was left contemplating suicide by her experiences of bullying and sexism at work, according to BBC Wales Investigates. Incidents of racism and homophobia are also alleged.

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