Sam Warburton defends Kyle Sinckler over arrest

Lions captain Sam Warburton has come to the defence of Kyle Sinckler after the prop was arrested by New Zealand police, stating the England and Harlequins prop did “absolutely nothing wrong”.

“It looks worse than it is. He was released straight away because they realised straight away there were no problems,” Warburton said.


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“The Lions went to great lengths to look after the boys on nights out, we had a security team involved.

“Guys are going to be out there looking to make headlines.

“We had a good couple of days together to finish off the tour. We’d been under the microscope for six to eight weeks so it was nice to have a few days to enjoy each other’s company and reflect on what we’d done.



“In defence of Kyle, he did absolutely nothing wrong.

“I feel a bit sorry for him, he’s got a bit of press like that, but actually the situation was handled pretty well and Kyle is absolutely fine.”

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