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Warren Gatland's Response To WRU 'Toxic Culture' Allegations Was Extremely Disappointing

Warren Gatland's Response To WRU 'Toxic Culture' Allegations Was Extremely Disappointing
By Colman Stanley Updated
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Wales head coach Warren Gatland has spoken on the recent allegations of a toxic culture in the WRU.

A BBC programme aired this evening, which featured former employees at the WRU detailing incidents of toxic misogyny and racism within the organisations.

One staff member at the WRU has been accused of using a racist remark, while another is being accused of saying that he wanted to "rape" a female colleague of his.

When asked about the news, Gatland was not particular sympathetic towards the alleged victims and even went as far as to say that "there's always two sides to every story."

I can only speak from experience. It's difficult when you're in a team environment, that's the only dealings you get, with your coaches and players on a daily basis.

Those things only came to light to me over the last few days. I was pretty unaware of everything and I'm just trying to get up to date with everything as well.

All I can say is, it's easy to ask those questions but there's always two sides to every story. You probably know more about it than I do.

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The WRU have released a statement, some of which you can read below:

"There are two other cases highlighted by the BBC, one which was investigated at the time and reached resolution due to the withdrawal of the complaint and another which was also investigated to conclusion, but which now contains new information brought to light by the BBC, which will be followed up and acted upon.

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"Again, in both of these cases we also find ourselves in a position where we can’t disclose private information or details about the investigation and the conclusions reached and strongly maintain the right and proper procedures and processes were followed in each case.

"We are extremely disappointed in the BBC to be asked to participate in a programme in January 2023 primarily to answer comments made by Ms Wathan in an interview with the BBC in October 2022, when the BBC are fully aware that we cannot respond given the terms of the settlement reached."

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