Wellington - British and Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler was
arrested while out on the town in Auckland just hours after the dramatic tied
Test with the All Blacks, reports said on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old was picked up by police at about 03:00 Sunday
in the city's Galway Street nightclub area, Fairfax New Zealand reported.
Auckland police did not name Sinckler but said in a
statement that they attended an incident involving "minor disorder"
early on Sunday.
"A male was placed under arrest but was not charged
after further inquiries established that the incident did not warrant
prosecution," they said. "He was then taken to his accommodation by
Police declined to give further details.
Fairfax, citing a statement from the Lions, reported the
Harlequins and England frontrower had said he was sorry about his behaviour.
"I apologise for putting myself and the Lions in this
position and also to the police and anyone else affected," he said.
Radio New Zealand, quoting the same Lions statement, said
tour manager John Spencer 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,"
"Kyle has apologised for any inconvenience caused and
we are satisfied that he regrets this incident and that this is the end of the
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
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
Earlier in the gruelling six-week tour, Sinckler spoke about
his reputation as a hot head, admitting he had let his aggressive streak get
the better of him in the past.