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Rogers to escape police action

By Paul Mulvey 18/11/2004 10:10:32 PM Comments (0)

Wallabies back Mat Rogers will face a Australian Rugby Union disciplinary hearing but has escaped police action over allegations of assault.

Scottish police spoke with Rogers in relation to the claims made by Queensland high school teacher Tim Oberg that the dual international had assaulted him outside an Edinburgh nightclub in the early hours of November 7.

Police threw out the allegations having spoken to witnesses who did not substantiate Oberg's claims.

"I was never concerned," Rogers said.

"I always denied the allegations and that proved to be the case today.

"Police have spoken to witnesses who didn't agree with his statement and didn't substantiate any of his claims."

Rogers had admitted to Wallabies team manager, Phil Thomson that he had been involved in an incident as the Australian team celebrated its 31-14 win over Scotland in the first Test on November 6.

But Rogers denied ever throwing a punch as Oberg had claimed.

"It was nothing more than an argument between two blokes, I was absolutely flabbergasted the next day when Phil Thomson came over and spoke to me," Rogers said.

Oberg had claimed the altercation was over a woman they had both been talking to in a nightclub but Rogers today said the argument was about "nothing".

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