Scotland agree to pay £70,000 fine for Typhoon Hagibis comments during Rugby World Cup

Scotland were eliminated from the Rugby World Cup in the pool stage as they suffered a shock defeat to hosts Japan in their final fixture. Stu Forster/Getty Images

The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) has agreed to pay a £70,000 fine after comments made by its representatives about Typhoon Hagibis were found to have amounted to misconduct and "brought the game into disrepute".

The SRU was also ordered to issue a "meaningful" written apology to World Rugby for the comments -- which were made during the Rugby World Cup in Japan -- and in a statement released on Thursday, World Rugby said the SRU had obliged.

"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," a statement read.

"The Scottish Rugby Union has agreed to pay a donation of £70,000 to World Rugby and the matter is now closed."

SRU chief executive Mark Dodson told BBC Radio 4 ahead of his nation's Pool A clash with hosts Japan that Scotland would not be "collateral damage for a decision that was taken in haste", as the match was threatened by the typhoon.

The game went ahead, with Japan winning 28-21 to progress to the quarterfinals and eliminate Scotland from the tournament.