Shingler joins Scotland for training
January 24, 2012
Steven Shingler is at the centre of an eligibility row © Getty Images
London Irish fly-half Steven Shingler has been training with Scotland despite the eligibility row surrounding him.
Both the Scottish Rugby Union and Welsh Rugby Union are embroiled in a row over who he qualifies for - a matter that the International Rugby Board now look set to pass judgement on - but despite the off-field wrangling, Shingler has joined up with the Scotland side at their St Andrews training base.
Shingler was in Scotland last weekend for London Irish and took part in their clash with Edinburgh at Murrayfield. And a SRU spokesman has confirmed that Shingler has been participating in training.
"We have made no secret of the fact that Steven Shingler is part of our Six Nations squad and continues to be so," a SRU spokesman told the Scotsman. "The IRB ruled he cannot play or tour for Scotland and we have appealed that decision but what we have done is invite him to our training camp and he has taken up that offer.
"Steven Shingler has been in St Andrews to meet the Scotland squad. As he played on Sunday afternoon he follows the protocol of all players who were in match action which meant he did not train."
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