Tom Arscott has been sacked after he allegedly leaked confidential team information
The 29-year-old met with brother and Bristol back Luke when he visited their team hotel
Bristol boss Mark Tainton had said “nothing of any sporting value” had been passed on
Sale Sharks have today terminated the contract of Tom Arscott with immediate effect following a disciplinary investigation and hearing
The 29-year-old met with brother and Bristol back Luke when he visited their team hotel the night before the match, which the West Country side won 24-23.
Sale, who have lost their past 10 matches in all competitions, said they would be making no further comment “in accordance with the club’s disciplinary procedure”.
Sale suspended Arscott on 4 January and carried out an internal investigation.
Bristol boss Mark Tainton had said “nothing of any sporting value” had been passed on to his coaches.
Neither Sale’s Arscott, who signed from London Welsh in 2013, or Bristol’s Arscott, who has previously played for clubs including Exeter Chiefs and Bath, entered the field during the match.
“Luke has carried on training,” added Tainton. “We believe that he has done nothing wrong or that jeopardises Bristol rugby.”