Rugby World Cup World Rugby boss denies Jamie Cudmore claim

Jamie Cudmore said Canada players have had to foot the bill for their flights home from the World Cup, but those claims have been denied.

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World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper has refuted claims from Canada captain Jamie Cudmore that players have had to pay for their own flights home from the Rugby World Cup.

Cudmore on Wednesday suggested he would have to foot the bill for his journey back from England after Canada were knocked out of the tournament without claiming a point in Pool D.

He tweeted: "Thanks @rugbyworldcup for a great tournament! Too bad we have to pay to leave !"

Gosper responded to Cudmore's claim by insisting that the veteran lock forward had not got his facts right.

"Jamie, you're well aware that it is incorrect to suggest that RWC does not pay return travel." Gosper replied on Twitter.

Cudmore later added: "Just to clarify, players are given train or plane tickets to remove them ASAP from country. No option to change and enjoy #RWC2015

"European players driving home (cheaper opt) are out of pocket. Sad after such a great tournament @rugbyworldcup won't spring for gas."

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