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London Wasps statement on Alan Black incident

17 December 2007

December 17 2007

Following an incident involving Alan Black at London Wasps' Adams Park ground during the Heineken Cup match between London Wasps and Clermont Auvergne on Saturday 14th December, London Wasps have carried out a full investigation of the security and stewarding procedures they currently have in place which were employed at Adams Park at the time of the incident.

London Wasps are satisfied that the procedures the club has in place are sufficient, and were carried out efficiently and effectively in dealing with the incident.

The club has had sight of the disciplinary ruling published today by RFU Disciplinary Officer, His Honour Judge Jeff Blackett on behalf of Alan Black's employers, the RFU. London Wasps understand the ruling and especially support Judge Blackett's recognition of the strong mitigating circumstances in making his decision. The club would like to emphasise once again Alan Black's standing within London Wasps and throughout the rugby community as a man of excellent character who has contributed an exceptional amount to the game.

London Wasps will be taking no further action against Alan Black regarding this incident.