Six Nations Rugby to take no action over Scotland vs England tunnel ‘fracas’

Six Nations Rugby has announced “no further disciplinary action will be taken” after concluding an investigation into an alleged tunnel fracas between Scotland and England players before their match at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Television footage appeared to show a scuffle between England’s Owen Farrell and Scotland No 8 Ryan Wilson as the players left the pitch following their warm-ups, which ended when they were pulled apart by team-mates.

Six Nations Rugby wrote to both the Scottish and English unions to seek clarification on what happened in the tunnel ahead of Scotland’s 25-13 victory.

Having concluded its investigation, it was announced on Wednesday that “no clear evidence of violent conduct or similar against any individual player” had been found.

Sky Sports News reported on Monday that the RFU would tell the tournament’s authorities that Farrell did not start the bust-up with Wilson.

Players from both teams, those asked what had happened, all denied any knowledge of it.

England head coach Eddie Jones also said he did not know anything about it, adding: “These things happen.”