Club statement: Jonathan Davies

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Club statement: Jonathan Davies

During what was a full blooded cup game v Merthyr RFC there was an unfortunate incident involving Jonathan Davies spitting at an opposition player. This has no place at Ebbw Vale RFC or within sport in general.

Jonathan, as a highly promising young player, was playing in the biggest game of his career to date and the adrenaline and excitement severely clouded his judgment leading to his mistake.

In light of this, Ebbw Vale RFC has suspended Jonathan with immediate effect and this will remain in place up to the disciplinary hearing by the WRU. Any repeat behaviour will lead to Jonathan being dismissed by the club and he fully understands and respects that.

To his credit Jonathan has fully admitted his mistake and is upset by his actions and will work with Coaching Staff and Officials to ensure there is no repeat of this behavior in the future

The following is a message from Jonathan:

“I would like to apologise to you all for what happened on the weekend. What I did has no place in sport, straight away I knew that I had messed up and was disappointed in myself. The incident happened in full view of my family leading to their embarrassment and shame in my actions.

I take full responsibility for my actions and what I did was completely out of order and will not happen again. Despite being a heat of the moment reaction, spitting has no place in sport.

Having really enjoyed the reception from the supporters at the club, it is only right that having apologised to the coaches, captain and players I give the same respect to the supporters at the club.”

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