Cardiff release statement on findings of Dai Young investigation into bullying allegations

Dai Young as Cardiff director of rugby. Credit: Alamy

Dai Young as Cardiff director of rugby. Credit: Alamy

Dai Young has officially left Cardiff despite an independent investigation finding insufficient evidence to support the bullying allegations made against him.

Young, who was suspended in April after being accused of bullying members of staff, has stepped down as director of rugby. He has always denied the accusations.

Given the nature of the allegations and being mindful of its duty of care to all employees, Cardiff appointed a barrister to carry out an independent investigation.

Insufficient evidence

Following a thorough process, the barrister concluded that there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations and that no further action should take place.

However, the events of the past few months have taken a toll on both former Wales prop Young and Cardiff, thus resulting in the director of rugby’s departure.

“Unfortunately this process has caused strain on the working relationship between Cardiff Rugby and Dai Young,” the United Rugby Championship side has stated.

“In the circumstances, regrettably, it has been mutually agreed by the parties to terminate Dai’s employment contract in accordance with terms within that allow for early termination.

“Cardiff Rugby would like to thank Dai for his latest contribution during the last two years, which culminated in finishing as the highest placed Welsh club in the United Rugby Championship.

“We wish Dai the very best with whatever the future holds for him. Work will now begin to appoint a successor and coaching team at the Arms Park with 14 weeks still remaining until the 2023-24 season kicks off.”

Duo taking training

Matt Sherratt and Richie Rees have been in charge of Cardiff’s pre-season training as the region started their preparations in the continued absence of Young.

As mentioned, Cardiff finished as the top performing Welsh side in the United Rugby Championship last season, ending up in 10th position, ahead of their local rivals.

However, several players have now left the club in the off-season and it’s expected Welsh sides are going to have an uphill struggle this season in the league.

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