France players questioned by Scottish police over alleged brawl in Edinburgh

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A message sent at 11.46am from the French Rugby Federation's official Twitter account confirmed that some players were being questioned by police, adding: "We are waiting for further information".

It follows their defeat to Scotland in the Six Nations on Sunday.

A number of France rugby players have been questioned by police at Edinburgh Airport after a report of a sexual assault during a night out in the capital at the weekend.

Members of the squad are said to have been escorted off a plane departing Edinburgh Airport on Monday morning.

Officers launched an investigation after reports of a sexual assault in Edinburgh City Centre on Monday morning.

"These inquiries have established that no crime has been committed".

"The FFR confirms that some players are being interviewed by the Scottish authorities".

France's flight back to Paris on Monday was delayed after police removed seven players from the plane for questioning over an alleged brawl in Edinburgh on Sunday night. Nous sommes en attente de plus d'informations.

Initial allegations of a bar fight were dismissed by police, who said they have not received reports of such an incident.

The French news site Rugbyrama said several players were seen "tipsy" in the Tiger Lily bar on George Street.

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