The IRFU and Leinster Rugby have issued an apology to the representatives of Connacht and Ulster in relation to the state of the changing facilities prior to the final round of the Women's Interprovincial series at Energia Park in Donnybrook on Saturday.

The positioning of the temporary changing area was in a derelict area, with video footage on social media showing bins and some claiming that rats were seen.

The IRFU and Leinster apology, posted on Twitter, accepted that it was an "unacceptable error" on their part that both Connacht and Ulster were forced to change in such conditions ahead of their 12-12 draw at the Dublin 4 venue.

They also stated that "changing facilities are not available for amateur rugby teams".

The full statement read: "The IRFU and Leinster Rugby would like to apologise to players, management and representatives of Connacht Rugby and Ulster Rugby and are sorry for the inconvenience caused by an unacceptable error in relation to the positioning of temporary changing facilities.

"Due to current government guidelines, changing facilities are not available for amateur rugby teams.

"These temporary facilities should have been set up in a more appropriate area.

"The IRFU and Leinster Rugby are extremely sorry for the inconvenience to the teams and the upset this unacceptable error has caused."