Various France players have been questioned by the Scottish police ahead of their flight back to France after a report of sexual assault during a night out on the weekend, according to a report on the Belfast Telegraph.

Police Scotland revealed that they spoke to several members of the France squad but no arrests were made following the allegations.

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The French rugby team’s plane was delayed by two hours due to the questioning. The plane which they were supposed to be boarding remained grounded whilst the police got the information that they required.

There was a report of sexual assault made in the early hours of Monday morning.

The France team were returning home following the Six Nations round two loss against Scotland at Murrayfield.

A Police Scotland spokesman said:

Following an initial report of sexual assault in Edinburgh city centre during the early hours of Monday 12 February, police conducted various lines of inquiry, including speaking to a number of potential witnesses.

These inquiries have established that no crime has been committed.

It is understood that the French players were in a bar on Sunday evening but there were no incidents reported and it was a fairly quiet night on their behalf.