British and Lions fullback Stuart Hogg has issued a statement denying that he bit Willie le Roux during the second test between the Lions and the Springboks in Cape Town on Saturday.
Images and videos have emerged on social media showing the Scottish captain appearing to bit le Roux on the arm and has since been forced into releasing a statement regarding the incident.
— Chambers (@mattchamby9) August 1, 2021
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— Tony Koch (@tkbaby_sa) August 1, 2021
“Following speculation that has surfaced online, I would like to categorically deny any foul play in last night’s game. I would never bite an opponent and I am annoyed and upset by this unsubstantiated accusation. I’ve always been proud of playing rugby in the spirit of the game.
“Respect to the Springboks for their deserved win yesterday. The squad is hurting after last night’s defeat, but it’s all to play for next week. It’s going to be a cup final and everyone’s going to be up for it.”