Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Bath discipline duo after bust-up

Gavin Henson was reportedly punched in a Bath city centre pub

Bath have taken disciplinary action against Gavin Henson and Carl Fearns after the team-mates were involved in a bust-up last week.

Fearns was reported to have punched former Wales international Henson after a disagreement in a Bath city centre pub.

The Aviva Premiership club issued a statement which read: "Bath Rugby can confirm that, after a thorough internal investigation, the players involved in last week's incident in the city centre have been dealt with via the club's disciplinary process."

Bath chief executive Nick Blofeld said: "The behaviour of some of the players was totally unacceptable and not what we expect from them.

"The two players involved have taken full responsibility for their actions and they have both received written warnings and fines, and we regard the case as now closed.

"We want to see the squad focused on pre-season training, the forthcoming 7s and friendlies, and then delivering on the pitch this season."

On behalf of the playing squad, Stuart Hooper added: "We would like to apologise as a group.

"Clearly what happened last week was inappropriate and there is a collective will amongst the players to put that right and not set such a poor example again."

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