Edinburgh’s Scotland flanker John Hardie was been suspended from duty pending an internal investigation.
The New Zealand-born back-rower, 29, will not be considered for selection for either his club or for Scotland.
No further details were given, with a Scottish Rugby statement adding only that “we are unable to comment further given the nature of the investigation”.
However, the Sunday TImes have reported today with the headline:
“Hardie suspended by the SRU while cocaine allegations are investigated.”