Glasgow & West Scotland

Scotland international rugby players face assault trial

Three Scotland international rugby players have appeared in court for allegedly attacking a rival player.

Glasgow Warriors Ryan Grant, 29, Ryan Wilson, 25 and Rory Hughes, 21, are charged with attacking Ally McLay, a Glasgow Hawk, on 27 October last year.

They are accused of assaulting Mr McLay at Barbeque Kings on Great Western Road in Glasgow.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, the three men pleaded not guilty to the charges they face. A trial is expected next month.

It is alleged that Mr Grant, from Hyndland, Glasgow, acting with Mr Wilson and Mr Hughes, punched Mr McLay on the face, knocked him to the ground and repeatedly punched and kicked him on the face and body to his severe injury.

Mr Wilson, from Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, is accused of assaulting Gavin Quinn at the same place on the same day, by taking hold of his clothing, pulling him from a chair and placing his head in a head lock and struggling with him.

He faces another charge of assaulting Mr Quinn, along with Mr Hughes, from King's Park, Glasgow, by repeatedly punching him on the head.

Mr Hughes is also accused of breaching the peace.

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