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Kyle Sinckler has apologised “for any inconvenience caused” after he was arrested Joakim Nordstrom Womens Jersey in Auckland just hours after the British & Irish Lions’ third Test draw with New Zealand. Premier Reebok Men's Cam Fowler White Away Jersey - NHL #4 Anaheim Ducks The Lions consider the matter closed after Auckland police confirmed that a man was placed under arrest but not charged following an incident involving “minor disorder” in the early hours of Sunday morning. It is believed the incident took place in central Auckland after Sinckler had earlier come off the bench during the 15-15 draw at Eden Park and it has been reported that the 24-year-old tighthead prop was escorted back to his hotel by the police. Harlequins’ Kyle Sinckler: ‘If I have not got fire in my belly I don’t want to play’ Read more The Lions tour manager, John Spencer, said that Sinckler has been reminded of his responsibilities, adding that “we are satisfied that he regrets this incident”. With the Lions departing New Zealand on Tuesday however, it did leave a minor stain on a thrilling series that the tourists had been widely expected to lose. “We have been informed by Auckland police about an incident involving Kyle,” said Spencer. “I have spoken to Kyle and reminded him of his responsibilities as a Lion, which extend to his off-the-field behaviour. “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, who started two tour matches and appeared off the bench in all three Kyle Clifford Jersey Tests against the All Blacks, said: “I apologise for putting myself and the Lions in this position and also to the police and an yone else affected.” Without elaborating over the nature of the incident, an Auckland police spokesman said that Sinckler, “was not charged after further enquiries established that the incident did not warrant prosecution.” Sinckler, who is yet to start a Test for England, was a surprise inclusion in the touring party but emerged as one of the most popular members of the squad and made some telling contributions on the field as a powerful ball-carrier. In the aftermath of the second Test however, he clashed with the New Zealand scrum-half TJ Perenara while minutes later he was at the centre of a dispute after allegedly refusing to walk through the guard of honour, much to the annoyance of several All Blacks and some of his team-mates. The Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree, who also coaches Sinckler at Harlequins, attempted to take the sting out of the incident with Perenara soon afterwards. “I don’t think there’s an issue there. It’s an emotional game, a physical game. Tempers got a bit out of control, maybe, that happens,” he said. “I’ve been there myself. The game was that intense. Pitchside you could feel itWarren Gatland has claimed his Kiwi background http://www.officialkingsteamstore.com/Luc_Robitaille_Jerseywas the British & Irish Lions’ secret weapon in their 1-1 series draw against New Zealand. The former All Blacks hooker, hailed as “the best head coach in the world” by his tour manager, John Spencer, has also made clear he would not be averse to doing the job again when the Lions travel to South Africa in 2021. Premier Reebok Men's Cam Fowler Black Home Jersey - NHL #4 Anaheim Ducks Gatland, who has become the first Lions head coach not to lose a series on successive tours following the team’s 2013 triumph in Australia, said he initially thought he was on “a hiding to nothing” but believes his inside knowledge of the Kiwi psyche made a difference to the outcome. “I think if anyone else had been doing it we might not have drawn the series,” he said. Sam Warburton the Lions’ brightest star in series that had everything Read more “If you have some understanding of the culture you’re going to, it gives you a massive advantage. In the past people have come to New Zealand and haven’t been quite prepared. We made sure that we prepared properly. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses; there are strengths in New Zealand as a nation, in terms of the isolation and galvanising themselves to have a go at anything, but there can be cracks at Glenn Anderson Authentic Jersey times as well.” The 53-year-old shared a beer with his opposing coach, Steve Hansen, after Saturday’s 15-15 draw but was encouraged before the final Test to hear Hansen suggest there was more to life than New Zealand winning the series. “I don’t think the All Blacks are very vulnerable but last week there were a few comments made that I hadn’t expected. There were a couple of wee things where you think: ‘We can build from that.’ “We also felt that, tactically, we made them play a little bit differently. We think they picked a team to combat some of our strengths and they don’t normally do those types of things. I think that’s a sign of respect for what we achieved as a team.” Gatland did find some of the criticism personally directed at him by the New Zealand media, however, tough to take. “About three weeks into the tour my wife asked me: ‘How are you enjoying the tour?’ and I said: ‘I’m hating it.’ You don’t publicly show that something’s affecting you but I thought some of the stuff was quite personal. As a Kiwi I found that quite challenging
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