World Rugby has confirmed that the Scottish Rugby Union will not appeal the sanction handed to it for misconduct during the World Cup.
Tensions rose during the recently concluded tournament in Japan as Scotland’s pivotal group clash with the hosts was put under threat by typhoon Hagibis.
With Scotland needing to win the game to have a chance to progress, Dodson said at a media conference that he did not want his side to be ‘collateral damage’ of the fallout of the typhoon.
Two charges of misconduct were brought by World Rugby in line with the Rugby World Cup 2019 Terms of Participation and World Rugby Regulation 20.2 (Misconduct and Code of Conduct).
The SRU was found guilty and fined £70,000 as well as ordered to apologise publicly. At the time, the SRU said it is considering all options available to it, including arbitration.
However, in a short statement released on Thursday, World Rugby said Scottish Rugby has opted against an appeal and has instead accepted its fate.
‘World Rugby can confirm that the Scottish Rugby Union has expressed its regret and has confirmed it will not challenge World Rugby further on this matter.