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New Zealand rugby player denies rape claim

New Zealand rugby player denies rape claim

A New Zealand under-20 rugby player at the center of a rape allegation in South Africa has identified himself to avoid suspicion falling on his teammates and maintains his innocence.
Hooker Nathan Harris issued a statement on Thursday saying he is the player under investigation by South African police after a 22-year-old woman alleged she was raped at the New Zealand team hotel in Cape Town after the final of the under-20 World Cup.
Harris admitted inviting the woman to his hotel room in violation of team rules.
He said ..."I am the player at the center of this issue. There is no one else involved. I want to say very strongly that I am innocent of the allegation made against me."


Updated : 2021-03-03 20:38 GMT+08:00