Two France rugby debutants under arrest in Argentina over sex assault

France rugby players Oscar Jegou and Hugo Auradou have been arrested in Argentina following an allegation of sexual assault during their tour of South America, French Rugby Federation president Florian Grill said.

France beat Argentina 28-13 last weekend in Mendoza and are scheduled to play Uruguay in Montevideo today before returning to Buenos Aires to face Argentina on Saturday.

Openside flanker Jegou and lock Auradou started Saturday’s match against the Pumas, both making their senior international debuts.

Asked about the identities of the players, Grill said in Argentina: “They came out in the [Argentine] press: Jegou and Auradou.

”If, once again, this is true, it goes against everything that rugby does, builds and is, everything that the 2,000 amateur clubs who bring amateur rugby to life on a daily basis do.

”I don’t have any details. I can’t say what happened. An investigation is under way They’re in a police station. Someone from the delegation went to bring them some food.”



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