Four Scotland Rugby players will be making their appearances before a court in Glasgow at the end of this month over an alleged case of assault, it has been reported.
According to several reports, the players in question are Ryan Wilson, Sean Maitland, Rory Hughes and Ryan Grant. Both Grant and Maitland were a part of the British and Irish Lions team that toured Australia in the summer and came away with a 2-1 result earlier in 2013.
The charges relate to a case of assault back in the end of October when a 29 year old man was seriously injured, which reportedly took place outside a takeaway shop in the west end of Glasgow.
Moreover, both Maitland as well as Grant is a part of the Scotland Rugby team’s squad which will take on South Africa this Sunday at home.
Wilson, on the other hand, is recovering from an injury and has four caps for the national team while Hughes is a part of the Scotland Sevens squad.
According to a police source, three players from the national team were reported against on charges of assault and serious assault at the end of October. It has also been reported that Wilson’s name was added to the list of offenders later when the police got reports about his involvement.
All four players are currently under contract with the Glasgow Warriors and according to a spokesman for the club, it is always a part of the procedure of the club to institute an internal enquiry to find if the players are indeed guilty as charged and report it to Scotland Rugby about any observation that they make.
The spokesman also mention that the internal enquiry is going on at the moment and it won’t be right to comment any further on the matter.