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Rugby player Max Evans goes on trial accused of assault

Scotland rugby star Max Evans has gone on trial accused of assaulting a man in an Edinburgh nightclub.

He denies attacking Alasdair McCaig in the Lulu nightclub in August 2010 and claims that he acted in self-defence.

Mr McCaig told the jury he had been drinking at the bar with his sister and a friend when a man appeared on his right hand side and struck him in the face with a glass.

The trial, at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, continues.

Mr Evans, who has been capped 24 times for Scotland, currently plays for French side Castres.

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