World Rugby has confirmed the decision of Tom Curry's alleged racial remark towards Bongi Mbonambi

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In the wake of the racist uproar, Springboks captain Siya Kolisi disclosed that he has spoken with Tom Curry and is offering him support.

In the 23rd minute of the Rugby World Cup semi-final on Saturday, the England flanker claimed that Bongi Mbonambi, Kolisi's teammate, had called him a "white c**t."

Despite having duly launched an inquiry, World Rugby decided on Thursday not to prosecute the South African hooker on the grounds of "insufficient evidence."

The Rugby Football Union responded with a forceful statement expressing their "extreme disappointment" with the outcome.

The back-rower has been subjected to a barrage of abuse from South African supporters since Sunday, and the governing body has said that they are "fully supporting" Curry.

The England wide player made the allegation to on-field match official Ben O'Keeffe in the first half, which was overheard on the referee's microphone. However, he chose not to discuss the issue further after the game.


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"I sent him a message, and we got talking. Kolisi informed the press, "I respect him."

"I've informed him that we are thinking of him and supporting him."

After being looked into for an alleged racial remark during the semi-final victory over England, World Rugby confirmed there is "insufficient evidence at this time to proceed with charges," meaning Bongi Mbonambi is free to participate in the Rugby World Cup final.

Head coach Jacques Nienaber maintains that the Springboks have not been exposed to the controversy, which could have been a distraction for them before the main event.

We are fortunate to have a strong legal team and the backing of everyone who put in extra effort behind the scenes. We were protected from it, according to Nienaber.

"We had ourselves a bubble. For us, that was handled in the background while we concentrated on rugby.

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