France flight from Edinburgh delayed amid brawl allegation

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  • Some of France’s team were allegedly involved in brawl in Edinburgh on Sunday
  • It is understood some players were left with injuries following the incident
  • France were beaten 32-26 by Scotland at Murrayfield in Six Nations on Sunday

Chris Foy For Mailonline

France‘s flight back to Paris from Edinburgh has been delayed on Monday as Scottish police are understood to have removed several players from the plane for questioning over an alleged brawl in Edinburgh on Sunday night.

Initial reports have suggested that members of the French squad became involved in a fight at the end of a night out in the Scottish capital, following their narrow 32-26 defeat against Scotland at Murrayfield hours earlier. 

It is also understood that some players were left with injuries following the incident, although further details are unclear at this stage.

France's flight to Paris from Edinburgh has been delayed as police respond to brawl allegations - it is not known which players the police want to speak to 

France's flight to Paris from Edinburgh has been delayed as police respond to brawl allegations - it is not known which players the police want to speak to 

France’s flight to Paris from Edinburgh has been delayed as police respond to brawl allegations – it is not known which players the police want to speak to 

Jacques Brunel’s side were leading the hosts for much of Sunday’s game, only to surrender their advantage in the closing stages and slip to a second successive defeat in this NatWest Six Nations.

There had been signs of an up-turn in performances since Brunel took charge, after Guy Noves was dismissed late last year. 

But any prospect of a significant revival could be jeopardised if police action is taken over this alleged brawl.

The French Rugby Federation confirmed on Twitter that ‘some players are being heard by Scottish authorities. We are awaiting more information.’ 

Police Scotland have been contacted for comment.

 

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