Lions Fullback Stuart Hogg Releases Statement Following Biting Allegation

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy


British and Irish Lions fullback Stuart Hogg has released a statement following accusations that he bit South Africa’s Willie le Roux during the second Test yesterday evening.

Le Roux claimed he was bitten by the Scottish captain and videos began to surface online that suggested this may have been the case.

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But Hogg has come out and categorically denied that he bit his fellow fullback with an official statement released this morning.

“Following speculation that has surfaced online, I would like to categorically deny any foul play in last night’s game,” Hogg said.

“I would never bite an opponent and I am annoyed and upset by this unsubstantiated accusation. I’ve always been proud of playing rugby in the spirit of the game.

“Respect to the Springboks for their deserved win yesterday. The squad is hurting after last night’s defeat, but it’s all to play for next week. It’s going to be a cup final and everyone’s going to be up for it.”

Here’s footage of the incident if you haven’t seen it yet.