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RFU director Rob Andrew vows not to resign

The official says English rugby has hit “rock bottom” following the embarrassing leak of documents relating to their World Cup failure.

Andrew was heavily critical of the England set-up in the leaked documents.
Andrew was heavily critical of the England set-up in the leaked documents.

THE RFU’S ELITE rugby director, Rob Andrew, has vowed not to resign despite the controversial comments he made in leaked document relating to England’s Rugby World Cup failure.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Andrew admitted he was partially to blame for the team’s disastrous campaign, but insisted he is not contemplating resigning as a result of the damaging revelations.

“I accept responsibility for what is going on here. Does it mean I’m going to resign? No it doesn’t. Does it mean it’s all broken? No it doesn’t.”

Andrew was quoted as suggesting the England players were “more focused on money than rugby” during the World Cup.

And speaking today, he revealed the seriousness with which he views the leaks:

“I am absolutely shattered by what is going on both on and off the field.

“The RFU has to sort itself out, this is rock bottom, the lowest of the low, and it can’t be allowed to continue.”

Andrew said he supported the investigation set to take place into the leaking, saying: “I wish I knew who it was. We’ve got to find out because it’s just not right.”

A number of senior figures, including Martin Johnson and Lewis Moody, were heavily criticised in the leaked documents, which suggested there was serious disillusioment within the England camp during the World Cup.

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