STATEMENT: Premiership issue apology after police called - Ruck

STATEMENT: Premiership issue apology after police called

Leicester Tigers issued an apology following an incident at a bar that involved several players from the Premiership rugby club.

On the night of 15th May, Leicestershire Police responded to a disturbance report at a premises located in New Walk, Leicester, at 23:56 BST.

Upon arrival, officers discovered broken glass and spilled liquid, but fortunately, no injuries were reported.

The club expressed remorse to the affected bar and acknowledged the presence of players in the vicinity when the police were summoned.

A spokesperson for Leicester Tigers stated, “We have spoken to the bar and apologized. We are aware that players were in the vicinity of the bar when the police were called.”

They further added, “We have not received any official communication from the police regarding this incident. If there are any grounds for disciplinary action, we will address them accordingly.”

Leicestershire Police affirmed that their investigation was still underway, and they were collaborating with the bar’s staff to ascertain the complete circumstances surrounding the incident.

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#1. Tom Varndell

Oxford Harlequins welcomed the former premiership record try scorer who will take on a dual role combining his rugby management career with his exceptional rugby talent.

Varndell has agreed to assume the position of Head of Rugby at Oxford Brookes University, which has close links to Oxford Harlequins.

In addition to his management role, he will also become the Head of Community at the club, while still playing for the team.


Marcus Boswell, the student sport manager at Oxford Brookes had the following to say about their star capture;

“To secure someone of Tom’s calibre, as a coach and a mentor, is of great excitement for both our current and prospective students who are looking to play rugby union,

“It goes without saying that the relationship between Oxford Brookes and Oxford Quins continues to go from strength to strength, and this announcement is another indication of that.

“We will continue to work hard in all areas of our sporting delivery and wider area of activity together, and reap the successes both on and off the pitch for our student athletes.”