France Stage Investigation Over Scotland Police Probe

Trouble in Edinburgh.

France head coach Jacques Brunel this week dropped all the players involved in an alleged incident in Edinburgh on Sunday night from his Six Nations squad for their trip to Italy.

Anthony Belleau, Louis Picamoles, Jonathan Danty, Remi Lamerat, and Felix Lambey were all questioned by Scottish police, who determined that no crime had been committed after their enquiries following up reports of a brawl at a city centre bar in Edinburgh.

All five mentioned above, along with Alexandre Lapandry, Arthur Iturria and winger Teddy Thomas, who has been France’s star man having scored three tries so far, have been omitted from their squad.

Now French Rugby chiefs have launched “an internal investigation” which could recommend “sanctions” after they were accused of “inappropriate behaviour” after their axing.

“The president of the French Rugby Federation (FFR) Bernard Laporte has decided to conduct an internal investigation to shed light on the course of the evening,” said the FFR in a statement.

In other French rugby related news, they have been cleared off any wrongdoing after a probe into their controversial HIA replacements in the Ireland game a couple of weeks back.