An England rugby union player has been arrested on suspicion of raping a teenager who had allegedly been drugged.
They report that ‘the player was held on Sunday following a report of an attack at a nightclub’ and he was arrested along with a 41-year-old woman before being released on bail.
Telegraph Sport has revealed the player is NOT BELIEVED to be a member of Eddie Jones’ last England squad.’
However, the England boss is believed to have been briefed on the situation and told not to answer questions relating to the subject under any circumstances.
A police spokesperson said in a statement: ‘Officers were called shortly before 11am on Sunday January 9 to a report of a sexual assault on a female.
‘A woman in her late teens was reported to have been sexually assaulted.
‘Both have since been released on bail as enquiries continue and a number of lines of enquiry are being followed up by detectives.’
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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5 of the biggest scandals in rugby history
1. KAMP STAALDRAAD
It was a military-style “boot camp” organized as a “team building” exercise for the South African national rugby union team, the Springboks (or Boks), during their preparation for the 2003 Rugby World Cup (RWC). Details of the camp emerged in the South African media, resulting in protest from the upper administrative levels of South African rugby.
- The team was ordered to climb into a foxhole naked and sing the national anthem while ice-cold water were being poured over their heads. During their time in the hole, recordings of God Save the Queen (used as England‘s national anthem) and the New Zealand All Blacks haka were played at full volume.
- It was confirmed that firearms were present at the camp, although reports varied as to whether they were ever pointed at anyone.
- The players were forced to crawl naked across gravel.
- They also were ordered to spend a night in the bush, during which they were to kill and cook chickens, but not eat them.