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British and Irish Lions rugby prop Kyle Sinckler arrested during night out in Auckland

Mirror logo Mirror 11/07/2017 Natalie Evans
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British and Irish Lions rugby prop Kyle Sinckler has apologised after he was arrested during a night out in Auckland.

The 24-year-old tighthead was held in the early hours of Sunday morning after police were called to a "minor disorder".

The incident occurred just hours after the Lions drew 15-15 with the New Zealand All Blacks at Eden Park.

Sinckler is believed to have been celebrating with teammates when the incident took place on Galway Street in central Auckland about 3am

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In a statement, police said: "A male was placed under arrest but was not charged after further inquiries established that the incident did not warrant prosecution."

Harlequins star Sinckler issued an apology on Tuesday.

He said: "I apologise for putting myself and the Lions in this position and also to the police and anyone else affected."

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Lions manager John Spencer added that Sinckler had been reminded of his responsibilities as a Lions player.

He said: "We have been informed by Auckland police about an incident involving Kyle.

"I have spoken to Kyle and reminded him of his responsibilities as a Lion, which extend to his off the field behaviour.

"Kyle has apologised for any inconvenience caused and we are satisfied that he regrets this incident and that this is the end of the matter."

​Police have not commented further on the incident.

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