National League Rugby have welcomed the decision by Plymouth Albion to ban a spectator for life after they racially abused Rams RFC’s Ollie Monye.

As reported in The Rugby Paper on Sunday, the racist comments directed towards the young scrum-half occurred during the second-half of Rams’ recent National One clash against Albion.

The RFU are set to launch an investigation into the incident which was witnessed by players from both teams in the Round Three fixture.

After speaking to Plymouth chief executive Max Venables, TRP also confirmed the club have banned the offender for life and he is no longer welcome at Brickfields.

National League Rugby Chairman John Inverdale said: “I was genuinely appalled, but also surprised to hear what happened at Plymouth and wholeheartedly applaud the speed with which Albion responded to the situation.”

National League Rugby will not tolerate discrimination in any form and we support any action taken by our clubs.

We know many of you have enjoyed being back at your respective National League clubs over the last month, and you will all agree that racist abuse is unacceptable.