STATEMENT: Scotland winger suspended after 'pleading guilty' domestic abuse - Ruck

STATEMENT: Scotland winger suspended after ‘pleading guilty’ domestic abuse

Scotland rugby star has pleaded guilty a two-year campaign of abuse against girlfriend just weeks away from Six Nations.

Rufus McLean insisted on knowing where Cara Haston, 21, was at all times and challenged her when she turned the tracking system off, Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard.

The 22-year-old also admitted to calling her a “b**** and a sl** and sent her abusive text and social media messages.

He also left his victim with a burst lip and black eye after pushing her off him during one incident

Glasgow Warriors said in a statement: “Rufus McLean is suspended from all club activity and is unavailable for selection following a guilty plea to charges under the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 in December 2022.

“Glasgow Warriors does not condone abuse of any kind and therefore, along with Scottish Rugby, immediately suspended the player following his plea.

“An internal investigation has been instigated and a disciplinary hearing will be held this week.

“Legal proceedings in this matter are not concluded therefore no further comment will be made at this time.”

McLean’s senior Scotland debut came in October 2021, with the winger crossing for a brace of tries inside the opening 15 minutes against Tonga at BT Murrayfield.

Born in Boston, McLean combined his time in the FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy with his studies at the University of Strathclyde.

You can read the full court proceeding by clicking here.