Wales rugby assistant coach Rob Howley sent home over potential betting offence

Australia's Rugby World Cup group rivals Wales have been been hit by a major setback after assistant coach Rob Howley was sent home over a possible breach of betting rules.

17.9.2019

Australia's Rugby World Cup group rivals Wales have been been hit by a major setback after assistant coach Rob Howley was sent home from the tournament over a possible breach of betting rules.

Australia's Rugby World Cup group rivals Wales have been been hit by a major setback after assistant coach Rob Howley was sent home over a possible breach of betting rules.

Australia's Rugby World Cup group rivals Wales have been been hit by a major setback after assistant coach Rob Howley was sent home from the tournament over a possible breach of betting rules.

"The WRU can confirm that Rob Howley has returned to Wales to assist with an investigation in relation to a potential breach of World Rugby regulation 6, specifically betting on rugby union," the nation's governing body said in a statement.

"No further details can be provided at this stage as this would prejudice the investigation. If required an independent panel will be appointed to hear the case."

Howley had been due to leave his Wales coaching role after the World Cup, along with Gatland and fellow assistants Shaun Edwards and Robin McBryde.

He played for the British and Irish Lions in 1997 and 2001, and was part of the Lions coaching staff on their last three tours.

Read more: The Sydney Morning Herald

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