JACKSON Wray has issued an apology for his part in the Barbarians’ clash with England having to be cancelled.

Wray, a former King John School pupil, was named in the Barbarians squad for Sunday’s match at Twickenham.

But two nights out, involving a number of players, have resulted in the annual fixtures being called off for a breach of the coronavirus protocols.

And Wray, one of the squad members to be involved, took to social media to apologise.

He tweeted: “I sincerely apologise for my actions whilst with Barbarians FC. To the organisers, support staff and RFU I want to reinforce my gratitude for being offered the opportunity, it was a very proud moment.

"I’m hugely disappointed in letting the Barbarians down. I am truly devastated that the game has been cancelled due to my actions.

"I will make sure this never happens again.

"A Rugby Football Union investigation into the players’ misconduct is ongoing with a view to bringing disrepute charges against any wrongdoing."

Four other players including Chris Robshaw and his former England team-mate Richard Wigglesworth have issued apologies for behaviour that is set to cost the RFU around £1million in lost TV and sponsor revenue.