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Rugby World Cup: Warren Gatland slams ruling over alleged 'breach of spirit'

Published 25/09/2015

Wales head coach Warren Gatland
Wales head coach Warren Gatland

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has made a fierce defence over a warning for 'an apparent breach of the spirit of the Rugby World Cup 2015 terms of participation regarding team training arrangements'.

Gatland said: "We haven't broken any rules. According to World Rugby, we've broken the spirit of the rules, so I don't know what that means.

"We haven't done anything underhand, and I don't know what we've done wrong.

"You've either got rules or no rules, so what does spirit of the rules mean?"

Wales included a number of players from outside their 31-man World Cup squad during a training session on Wednesday.

Wales team to play England: Liam Williams (Scarlets); G North (Northampton), S Williams (Scarlets), J Roberts (Harlequins), H Amos (NW Dragons); D Biggar (Ospreys), G Davies (Scarlets); G Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), S Baldwin (Ospreys), T Francis (Exeter), B Davies (Wasps), A-W Jones (Ospreys), D Lydiate (Ospreys), S Warburton (Cardiff Blues, capt), T Faletau (NW Dragons). Replacements: K Owens (Scarlets), A Jarvis (Ospreys), S Lee (Scarlets), L Charteris (Racing 92), J Tipuric (Ospreys), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues), R Priestland (Bath), A Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues).

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