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Plane refused take off by police after reported French rugby brawl

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Plane refused take off by police after reported French rugby brawl

Los jugadores del equipo de Francia abandonan el campo del Murrayfield Stadium de Edimburgo tras caer con Escocia en el Seis Naciones de Rugby.

CHRISTOPHE SIMON

AFP

Some of the France rugby team are being "interviewed by Scottish authorities" after reports they were fighting in an Edinburgh bar after Six nations defeat to the Scots.

Members of the French rugby union squad which lost to Scotland on Sunday are being "interviewed by Scottish authorities" after reports they had been involved in a brawl, the French federation (FFR) said on Monday.

Fiesty French fighters forgo flight

"The FFR confirms that some players are being interviewed by the Scottish authorities. We are waiting for more information," the FFR said on Twitter.

According to British and French media, a plane carrying the French team home was blocked on the tarmac by police as it prepared to take off from Edinburgh on Monday and players were taken off to be questioned over a suspected fight during the night.

A report in Scotland's Herald newspaper said members of the squad were held by police following reports of an incident in an Edinburgh bar following Scotland's 32-26 victory over France at the city's Murrayfield ground.

According to the French rugby website Rugbyrama, the incident took place as a group of players were leaving Edinburgh's Tiger Lily bar.

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