The Irish Rugby Football Union has confirmed that it has begun a review into the circumstances that led the Connacht and Ulster women's squads changing in an unsuitable area prior to their match last weekend.

The Union and Leinster Rugby apologised to both panels after footage emerged of Connacht players getting changed in a derelict area close to rubbish bins in Energia Park.

Yesterday the panel issued a statement saying they were "disappointed and upset" over the situation and hoped that it would not happen again.

Last night the IRFU said it was "appalled this situation arose and have already commenced a review of the circumstances that led to the clearly unacceptable location of players temporary changing facilities, at Energia Park last Saturday.

"We have sought reports from Leinster and Connacht to establish how this situation could have occurred, why it was not identified as an issue and rectified in the hours before the players arrived."

Ireland captains Ciara Griffin and Johnny Sexton, as well as Connacht’s Paul Boyle and Ireland and Leinster centre Garry Ringrose have all voiced their disappointment at what occurred at the Dublin 4 venue.