England and Lions prop Kyle Sinckler was arrested by police in Auckland after what is being described as a ‘minor disorder’.
The player was arrested only a few hours after the tense final Test against New Zealand at Eden Park, which finished 15-15, but was later released without charge.
According to Fairfax Media in New Zealand (via The42.ie), the arrest took place at about 3am on Sunday morning in Galway Street in Britomart, an area of Auckland where there are a number of bars and clubs.
Police in Auckland have since released a statement on the matter, saying that the player will not be placed under prosecution.
“A male was placed under arrest but was not charged after further inquiries established that the incident did not warrant prosecution.
“He was then taken to his accommodation by police.”
The Police did not want to give any more information, however the Lions forward has issued an apology on the matter.
“I apologise for putting myself and the Lions in this position and also to the police and anyone else affected.”
Sinckler came off the bench in the 15-15 draw with the All Blacks last Saturday in the historic drawn series. The English prop didn’t start any of the three Tests for the Lions, however he was involved off the bench.
The 24-year-old has so far made 70 appearances for Harlequins, having joined the Premiership outfit in 2011, and will hope to help the London club to a higher finish this season, with Quins having only managed a sixth-place finish last term, winning just half of their 22 games.
Conor Daly, Pundit Arena