Ben Foden given RFU warning over future conduct

Ben Foden
Foden scored the only try in England's 17-9 victory over France

England rugby player Ben Foden has been warned about his future behaviour by the Rugby Football Union.

The warning comes after he was cautioned by police for causing criminal damage.

The Northampton full-back was celebrating his club's league win over Wasps in central London when trouble flared in the early hours of Monday 28 March.

Foden, 25, was arrested then bailed but later accepted the police caution.

A 23-year-old also received a caution for theft from a vehicle after officers were called following reports of an altercation in Old Park Lane, central London, at 0330 BST.

RFU disciplinary officer judge Jeff Blackett said: "Ben Foden and I met this afternoon. I accepted his explanation of what occurred on the night of Sunday, March 27 and I warned him as to his future conduct.

"He accepted that warning and he has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to a rugby related charity of his choosing."

Northampton's director of rugby Jim Mallinder had already said the club would take no action against him, saying: "He has apologised and accepted a police caution and he is moving on."

Foden played in Northampton's 23-13 win over Ulster in the Heineken Cup on Sunday afternoon.

He scored the only try in England's 17-9 victory over France at Twickenham in March and has been capped 15 times.

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