Kilted Kiwi on assault charges

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 08:09
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The club will be making no further comment

Scotland's New Zealand Maori import Sean Maitland is one of four internationals due to appear in court in connection with an alleged serious assault.

Maitland, 25, Ryan Grant, 28, Ryan Wilson, 24, and Rory Hughes, 20, will appear in Glasgow Sheriff Court next month over an incident outside a takeaway shop in Great Western Road, Glasgow, last month.

A 29-year-old man was injured and police have been reviewing CCTV footage from the scene.

Grant and Maitland were part of this year's British and Irish Lions tour of Australia and are both in the Scotland squad for Sunday's game against South Africa at Murrayfield.

Grant, Maitland and Wilson also play for Glasgow Warriors.

A spokesman said the club had instigated an extensive internal inquiry into the allegations.

"We are continuing our own internal investigation into an alleged incident last month, while at all times co-operating fully with the authorities.

"The club will be making no further comment at this time."

A spokesman for Scottish Rugby said the organisation has been kept informed about the alleged incident and will continue to monitor closely any developments.

"We cannot offer any comment on the alleged incident at this time. However, we do reiterate that it is imperative that the values of our game are upheld by all those involved with the sport."

Source: NZ Newswire