IRFU and Leinster apologise to Connacht and Ulster women's set-ups for positioning of changing areas

By Michael Scully

The IRFU and Leinster have apologised to Connacht and Ulster for the "unacceptable error" of positioning of temporary changing facilities in a waste area yesterday.

The facilities were put in place for use by the Connacht and Ulster players, who were playing in the interpros double-header at Energia Park.

Videos were uploaded to social media showing the facilities set up in what was described as a 'dump' and it was claimed that there were rats in the area.

An IRFU statement of apology was released today.

"The IRFU and Leinster Rugby would like to apologise to players, management and representatives of Connacht Rugby and Ulster Rugby and are sorry for the inconvenience caused by an unacceptable error in relation to the positioning of temporary changing facilities," read the statement.

"Due to current government guidelines, changing facilities are not available for amateur rugby teams. "These temporary facilities should have been set up in a more appropriate area.

"The IRFU and Leinster Rugby are extremely sorry for the inconvenience to the teams and the upset this unacceptable error has caused."

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