World Rugby’s independent Committee ruled against the eligibility of South African Alcobendas player Gavin van der Berg at Thursday’s hearing, and Spain will be banned from the World Cup as a result.
Spain he will not play world rugby France 2023. Finally, the Spanish team has been dispossessed of the place it won in the field due to the improper alignment of the South African Gavin van den Berg, player of Alcobendas Rugbywho played the games against Netherlands with the XV of the Lion.
The independent committee appointed by World Rugby, which comprised Nigel HamptonPamela Woodman Y Frank Haddenhas addressed the claim made by the federations of Romania Y Portugal in the offices. The disqualification of the Spaniards directly classifies the Romanians and puts the Portuguese in the fight for the playoffs. The highest body in world rugby has sanctioned Spain with 25,000 pounds and deducts five points for each of the two games in which this player was lined up.
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The Federation consulted WorldRugby in his day the possibility of lining up Van derBerg, that he did not have a passport and provided some uncertified photocopies as documentation. The Federation validated the documents for the player to act in Alcobendas with the F, as assimilated, but some publications on social networks raised alarms because the player was in South Africa in a period that was supposed, due to the documentation, that he should be in Spain. This provoked the claim of Romania and Portugal, and as much as the Spanish Federation He has tried to warn that they were not aware of this fact and that it is a matter of the club and the player, in the end Spain will not be in France.
The Lions had been awarded the group with South Africa, Ireland, Scotland and a fourth that has yet to qualify and that theoretically would be one of the selections of the Pacific, Tongan either Samoa. The matches were going to be played in Bordeaux, the first two, and in Lille, the other two. Now it remains to know the consequences that this decision will have in the Federation, because we must remember that Spain was already eliminated in the last classification of the worldfor the 2019 in Japan, also due to improper alignment of two players of French origin, bellie Y fuster.