Rugby

IRB reject Scotland appeal

2012-05-16 13:00
Steven Shingler (File)
Dublin - Scotland lost its appeal for utility back Steven Shingler, who was eligible for only Wales the International Rugby Board reconfirmed.

The 20-year-old Shingler, born in Wales, was picked by Scotland for the Six Nations on the understanding that he qualified through his Scottish-born mother. But the IRB said in March that Shingler played in 2010 for Wales Under-20s, which was designated as Wales' second national team at the time.

Scotland argued that Shingler never signed a declaration tying his international eligibility to Wales, but lost its appeal by a unanimous decision of the IRB on Tuesday.

The IRB has told unions to publicly publish their second team designation annually and ensure all players are informed.

Shingler's brother Aaron made his debut for Wales against Scotland in the Six Nations.

Read more on:    irb  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
Vote

The Kings will play this year's Currie Cup in the "B" First Division. How will this impact their Super Rugby participation next year?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.