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shazbooger
17-06-08, 11:10 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7460362.stm

New Zealand police are investigating a "serious allegation" against up to four England rugby players after an alleged incident in a hotel room.

It allegedly occurred in a private room at the Hilton Hotel in Auckland early on Sunday morning after England's defeat to New Zealand's All Blacks. Auckland police have not confirmed the nature of the allegation.

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) said the unnamed players were helping police with their enquiries.

Auckland City Criminal Investigation Branch is investigating the alleged incident, which was brought to the attention of police on Sunday evening. A RFU spokesman said in a statement: "The England rugby team has been informed by Auckland police that an allegation has been made against four members of the England playing squad. "No formal complaint has been made and we are co-operating with the police and their inquiries. "In the circumstances we cannot make any other comment."

Auckland police said investigating officers were receiving the "appropriate level of co-operation from the England rugby team management". The England squad are currently in New Zealand for a two-match series against the All Blacks.[/b]

Bullitt
17-06-08, 11:46 PM
5 says Barkley is one of them. He's supposedly somewhat familiar with Police interviews.

Cymro
17-06-08, 11:51 PM
I thought ....

What stays on tour, stays on tour!

Bullitt
17-06-08, 11:54 PM
:lol:

SaintsFan_Webby
18-06-08, 12:07 AM
Barkley, Tindall, Mears, Varndell.

I feel like we should open a book on who those being investigated are...

fcukernaut
18-06-08, 02:11 AM
So what exactly did they do?

InsaneAsylum
18-06-08, 02:56 AM
they helped themselves to some of the local sheep :)

Prestwick
18-06-08, 10:34 AM
5 says Barkley is one of them. He's supposedly somewhat familiar with Police interviews. [/b]

Yeah I gaurantee you it'll be Olly Barkley at the head of this and it'll involve hookers and a fair bit of Steinlager...

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Arsenal23
18-06-08, 12:19 PM
something involving women and constant room to room sexual activites...or atleast that's what was reported

Incredible Schalk
18-06-08, 12:32 PM
A gay foursome?

shazbooger
18-06-08, 12:43 PM
What is it about sportsmen, hotel rooms, and "late night group activities". More importantly, why dont the female sports stars do it.

toup
18-06-08, 12:51 PM
More importantly, why dont the female sports stars do it. [/b]



Maybe they do... but would you complain to the police about being 'abused' by Anna Kournikova and Maria Sharapova?

Dmx#1
18-06-08, 12:55 PM
<div class='quotemain'> 5 says Barkley is one of them. He&#39;s supposedly somewhat familiar with Police interviews. [/b]

Yeah I gaurantee you it&#39;ll be Olly Barkley at the head of this and it&#39;ll involve hookers and a fair bit of Steinlager..
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Are you saying that Olly Barkley bottled a hooker? Im 90% sure hookers are legal in New Zealand.

gingergenius
18-06-08, 01:01 PM
What is it about sportsmen, hotel rooms, and "late night group activities". More importantly, why dont the female sports stars do it.
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I read that female athletes (as in sprinters/ jumpers etc.) get up to a madness with the men cos there&#39;s so much testosterone bumping around the olympic village and places like that.

Prestwick
18-06-08, 02:28 PM
<div class='quotemain'> <div class='quotemain'> 5 says Barkley is one of them. He&#39;s supposedly somewhat familiar with Police interviews. [/b]

Yeah I gaurantee you it&#39;ll be Olly Barkley at the head of this and it&#39;ll involve hookers and a fair bit of Steinlager..
[/b][/quote]

Are you saying that Olly Barkley bottled a hooker? Im 90% sure hookers are legal in New Zealand.
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Hookers are legal. Its what you do to the hookers as a person that may be illegal.

Barkley is a total retard. End of story.

That said, looks like nothing much happened:


A woman, who wished to remain anonymous, told the BBC that she went back to the room of one of the England rugby players early on Sunday morning.

She said that there had been some horseplay among some members of the squad: "I don&#39;t know what happened to any other girls but they [the players] were... probably just going round rooms.

"They&#39;d roughly found out from their team mates who had brought a girl home or whatever. They were just having a fun time, just like any other guys would." [/b]

Maybe the PC brigade in the New Zealand law enforcement establishment getting their knickers in a twist? Wouldn&#39;t be surprised, theres so many ex-British coppers over there working for them now that it wouldn&#39;t be surprising if the obsession about "hate crimes" and "ethnic minority quotas" had caught on in the land down under...

gingergenius
18-06-08, 03:13 PM
looks like a storm in a teacup to me. of course i&#39;ll retract that statement if it turns out someone got raped, but it seems to be the typical nz demonisation of a touring team.

My money&#39;s on haskell or barkley if there&#39;s a chick involved, both have reputations. Haskell, as we all should know by now, tried to get into porn before becoming a rugby player (true story).

danny
18-06-08, 05:46 PM
Sounds like f*** all to me. Me and most of my team-mates could have been arrested after every night out when we were players. Isnt that what rugby boys are meant to do?

Prestwick
18-06-08, 07:05 PM
I like it how the media are suddenly banding around the "rape" tag now, even though they have roughly bugger all new information other than "the boys got rowdy" and "one of them stole a duvet cover"...

Macsen
18-06-08, 07:34 PM
If only Cipriani was on the tour, the report could have been:

&#39;New Zealand police are investigating a "serious allegation" by a man in drag against an England rugby player after an alleged incident in a hotel room...&#39;

Cymro
19-06-08, 10:02 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7462786.stm

Reckon its something to do with rape!

Its going to be the same old story that happened with the Leicester Ciry players a few years back in Malaga!

Person consented and now wants a bit of fame!

Sad but true!

Cymro
20-06-08, 12:22 AM
Confrimed as Rape / Assault

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12321_3712479,00.html

Gavin
20-06-08, 09:27 AM
Maybe this could be another reason why Olly Barkley was dropped to the bench :blink: Don&#39;t expect this would have happened if Martin Johnson was on tour instead of that numty Rob Andrew.

SaintsFan_Webby
20-06-08, 11:18 AM
I find it interesting that no formal statement has been made against anyone. Surely if the victim(s) in question are crying sexual assault they would also want to get the police involved ASAP?

Can&#39;t know anything until more evidence is produced, but it currently reeks of individuals trying to get their 15 minutes of fame/compensation my making allegations against high profile sports stars.

nam97
20-06-08, 11:51 AM
Webby said it right.

Total rubbish if you ask me. It&#39;s all too flimsy and there is no real hurry to resolve the matter. Just speculation, where in almost every case similar to this is a waste of time.

All we are getting is a new story every night on the news which makes no difference one or the other.

shiznit
20-06-08, 12:37 PM
from what ive heard gents.... it was the girls b/f that made the allegation. so the actual &#39;victim&#39; hasnt formally made the allegation yet.

listened to radiosport this morning and it sounds like a jelous bf taking it out on the footballers instead of the mrs...

that being said... what the ***** where these idiots doing out after getting there arse handed to them... i could understand if it was the last game of the tour...

Bull
20-06-08, 01:52 PM
There&#39;s a saying in Afrikaans that suits this situation perfectly, unfortunately I can&#39;t translate it because it won&#39;t sound right.

Hou jou ding uit gate uit dan bly jou gat uit dinge uit.

Cymro
20-06-08, 02:27 PM
Basically they were all drunk and something went on!

Its for the fame!

toup
24-06-08, 08:46 PM
Players have been named. Sorry, but the only link I could find was to the daily mail...

Here (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/article-1028968/Four-England-rugby-players-New-Zealand-sex-allegations-named.html)

Cymro
24-06-08, 10:52 PM
Players have been named. Sorry, but the only link I could find was to the daily mail...

Here (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/article-1028968/Four-England-rugby-players-New-Zealand-sex-allegations-named.html) [/b]

Great find there mate, pity the BBC and SkySports have not reported this!

I did say that Brown had something to do with it, but Care, Ojo and Strettle never came accross my mind!

Was taking bets that Barkley was one of them and im shocked by it!

MunsterMan
24-06-08, 10:56 PM
Eurosport named different players (Danny Care, Topsy Ojo, David Paice and Jason Hobson.), I&#39;d take their word over the suns any day.

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/22062008/58/england-overlook-c ipriani.html

Prestwick
24-06-08, 11:13 PM
Yeah, I did post the names earlier but said that we&#39;d have to wait for it to come through the wires or be reported by one of the established hacks like Mick Cleary.

I Bleed Black
24-06-08, 11:30 PM
cmon guys, nothing proved - so is old news, after all probably just some bad kiwi tactics to throw England off the game. Lets get back to the real problem... how can England can build a better team... I mean that s the real issue facing Englsand rugby isn&#39;t it?

Sorry few Pims in me after just getting back from Wimbledon...

Prestwick
24-06-08, 11:36 PM
Aw crap, guys, can we stop South West London from fagging up Kiwi Steve, please?

I say we move him to the merry borough of Tottenham, that&#39;ll toughen him up!

I Bleed Black
24-06-08, 11:49 PM
"South West London from fagging up Kiwi Steve"

Hey its your guys facing the Kiwi probe!!!

In the infamous words of BlackAdder.. "That sounds a bit rude doesn&#39;t it?"

Prestwick
25-06-08, 12:05 PM
Hey, HEY! Our guys aren&#39;t the ones eating strawberries on Henman Hill!

Bullitt
25-06-08, 01:02 PM
What they really mean by "probe" doesn&#39;t bare thinking about.