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Passport forgery cost Spain place at RWC 2023

Spain were disqualified from the World Cup because three members of Alcobendas Rugby Club falsified a copy of an ineligible player's passport, the Spanish Rugby Federation's (FER) board of directors told a news conference on Friday.

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Spain out of RWC for fielding ineligible player

Spain have been disqualified from next year's Rugby World Cup in France after fielding an ineligible player in two matches of the 2021-22 Rugby Europe Championship.

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Spain end 24-year wait to qualify for World Cup

Spain hung on to beat Portugal 33-28 in Madrid on Sunday and seal a place at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, only the second time they have qualified for the global showpiece tournament.