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Ospreys take action

The Ospreys have taken disciplinary action against some of their players over their conduct during an event at Taibach rugby club in December.

A statement jointly issued by the Ospreys and Port Talbot-based Taibach said that some allegations made against the players had proved to be untrue, but that the behaviour of some players had been "unacceptable".

The players who have been punished have not been named, but the region has underlined its intention to work more closely with the Division Three South-West club.

It read: "Following recent allegations made relating to the conduct of Ospreys players at Taibach Rugby Club on Sunday 19th December, Ospreys management have conducted a thorough investigation in conjunction with Taibach.

"As a result of this investigation, they have been able to confirm that a number of serious allegations made at the time are completely untrue and without any foundation whatsoever.

"However, the investigation did show that some of the conduct displayed was unacceptable and fell below the standards expected of an Osprey.

"As such, the individuals concerned have now been dealt with through the Ospreys internal disciplinary procedures.

"In addition, Ospreys management are liaising with Taibach RFC to identify ways in which the squad can work closely with the club in the coming months, in particular, to strengthen links between the two organisations and to help with rugby development in the local community.

"Ospreys Rugby would like to thank the officials of Taibach RFC for their co-operation and assistance in this matter.

"This matter is now closed and there will be no further comment from either party."


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