French prosecutors raid 2023 Rugby World Cup committee headquarters

French monetary prosecutors have raided the headquarters of the 2023 Rugby World Cup organising physique.

The searches had been carried out on Wednesday as a part of a probe into doable corruption and different irregularities.

Prosecutors stated they opened a preliminary investigation final month into prices of “favouritism, affect peddling, corruption and some other associated offence referring to the administration”.

Raids happened on the headquarters in Paris and at different places. No formal prices have thus far been introduced.

The chief govt of the 2023 Rugby World Cup committee, Claude Achter, was dismissed final month following a separate investigation into his office conduct.

The event is about to start in 10 months’ time within the French capital.

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