EXCLUSIVE: Former Wasps boss Dai Young is suspended from role as director of rugby at Cardiff Rugby amid a series of complaints as the Welsh game’s crisis continues
- Cardiff’s players were told of the 53-year-old’s immediate suspension on Friday
- A number of complaints from employees have been made against Young
- The decision is the latest episode in a turbulent year for Welsh rugby
Former Wasps boss Dai Young has been suspended from his role as director of rugby at Cardiff Rugby in the latest dramatic episode of what has been a tumultuous season in Welsh rugby.
On the eve of Judgement Day – Wales’ showpiece domestic event at Principality Stadium – Mail Sport has learned Cardiff’s players were told of Young’s suspension on Friday.
It is understood a number of complaints from employees at the Welsh capital side’s club have been made against Young, 55, who played for his country and the Lions at prop.
Cardiff’s decision to suspend Young from his duties raises serious doubts over his long-term future at the United Rugby Championship side.
Cardiff face Ospreys at Principality Stadium on Saturday in a double header of Welsh URC derbies with the Scarlets also meeting the Dragons. But Young will not be at the venue after Cardiff acted quickly in response to the allegations made.
Dai Young has been suspended by Cardiff Rugby on the back of a number of complaints
Cardiff’s decision to suspend Young from his duties raises doubts over his long-term future
This season, the Welsh Rugby Union has been rocked by allegations of sexism and misogyny while Wales’ senior players also threatened to go on strike ahead of their Six Nations clash with England.
Mail Sport revealed the strike threat and the contractual uncertainty dogging Welsh players amid a landscape of financial crisis in the country’s game.
Young’s suspension is the latest incident in what has been a rocky campaign for Welsh rugby on and off the field and, frankly, the carnage shows no signs of ending.
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