September 29, 2021

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Tokyo Olympics 2021, Australia rugby sevens team, Olyroos, flight home from Japan, investigation by Rugby Australia


Australia’s men’s rugby union sevens team and the Olyroos are under investigation amid allegations of bad behaviour on their flight home from Japan.

Rugby Australia and the Australia Olympic committee both released statements in wake of concerns being flagged by Japan Airlines on the flight home from Tokyo on July 30.

Football Australia is yet to comment.

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The allegations centred around “drunken behaviour” and making a mess of the aeroplane’s toilets.

In a statement Rugby Australia said it was investigating the events that occurred.

“Rugby Australia has been made aware of incidents involving the Australian Men’s Sevens program after being informed by the Australian Olympic Committee,” the statement read.

“Rugby Australia has begun its own internal investigation into the matter based on the information provided by the AOC.

Rugby Australia expects the highest standards of all its employees, modelling the values of our game – respect, integrity, passion and teamwork.”

Rugby Australia has since apologised to the Australia Olympic committee with CEO Matt Carroll labelling their behaviour as “extremely disappointing.”

“While there has been no formal complaint from the airline, unacceptable behaviour was brought to our attention and I directly raised the issue with our member sports CEOs,” AOC Chief Executive Officer Matt Carroll said.

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“It’s extremely disappointing but both Rugby and Football have told me that such behaviour is certainly not acceptable within their sports and have sincerely apologised to the Australian Olympic Team.

“The CEOs have undertaken to take the appropriate action and report back to us.”

The men’s sevens team lost to Fiji in the quarterfinal, while the Olyroos were unable to get out of the group stage.



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