Lions prop Kyle Sinckler arrested for 'minor disorder' after third Test
Last Updated: 11/07/17 7:27am
British and Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler was arrested for "minor disorder" hours after Saturday's third Test against the All Blacks in Auckland but was released without charge.
In a statement on Tuesday, New Zealand police said "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."
Police declined to give further details.
The Harlequins and England front-rower apologised for his behaviour in an official statement released by the Lions.
"I apologise for putting myself and the Lions in this position and also to the police and anyone else affected," Sinckler said.
Tour manager John Spencer also confirmed in the statement that he had addressed the issue with Sinckler and would take no further action.
"I have spoken to Kyle and reminded him of his responsibilities as a Lion, which extend to his off the field behaviour," Spencer said.
"Kyle has apologised for any inconvenience caused and we are satisfied that he regrets this incident and that this is the end of the matter."
Sinckler was on the bench for all three Tests against the All Blacks, including Saturday's 15-15 draw, which resulted in the three-match series ending drawn 1-1 for the first time in history for the Lions in New Zealand.
He was involved in an ugly spat with All Blacks reserve half-back TJ Perenara after the final whistle of the second Test in Wellington.
The tighthead prop reportedly made a comment and refused to walk through a guard of honour formed by the All Blacks after the Lions' 24-21 win.