As in 2019, the Spanish national team was disqualified and they will not be able to play in the 2023 World Cup in France for fielding an unselected player.
History repeats itself in Spanish rugby. After 2019, the Lyons will not play in the 2023 World Cup despite qualifying on the pitch.
Of course, world rugby has declared the Spaniards disqualified for the dismissal of South African Gavin van den Berg, an unselected player. “Following a hearing on Thursday, April 28, before an independent Judicial Commission appointed by World Rugby. […]The highest body in world rugby has been fined 25,000 25,000 and the player has been reduced by five points for each of the two matches he has played, “the Iberian Federation said in a statement.
Alleged forgery of passport
“This stern approval comes as a result of falsification of the player’s passport. Mandatory explanations.
\ ud83d \ udea8 Thunderblock! Their player, G.S. Spain knocked out of 2023 World Cup for violating Van der Berg’s Qualification Rule 8!
World Rugby fined the player രണ്ട് 25,000 and 5 points for two fielding matches.
– Gauthier Baudin (autGauthierBaudin) April 28, 2022
This is the second time Spain has been fined for the same reasons. The Spaniards were also allowed to deploy unselected players as they were out of contention for the 2019 World Cup. Spain had to play in Group B with South Africa, Ireland, Scotland and the winners of the Asia / Pacific Playoffs. It should replace Romania.