- Mike Brown and Ben Te’o were dropped after drink-fuelled clash
- Full-back insists he was mostly blameless in altercation
Fresh claims have emerged regarding the incident which contributed to the omission of Mike Brown and Ben Te’o from Eddie Jones’s squad in the lead-up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and in effect brought the international careers of both players to an abrupt close.
England’s long-time full-back Brown, who is now playing at Newcastle Falcons, has gone public for the first time on what he says sparked the well-publicised spat during England’s training camp in Italy before the tournament. Among his allegations is that a third player, Maro Itoje, unintentionally fuelled the situation during a boozy team social gathering.
Written by Robert Kitson
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