Glasgow suspend McLean after guilty plea to domestic abuse charges

Rufus McLean pled guilty to charges at Edinburgh Sheriff Court this week.

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Glasgow Warriors have announced that they have suspended Rufus McLean after the winger pled guilty to domestic abuse charges.

The 22-year-old, who has three Scotland caps, faced charges at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday and Glasgow took immediate action after his plea.

McLean has been suspended with immediate effect and will face disciplinary action this week.

A statement published on the club website read: “Rufus McLean is suspended from all club activity and is unavailable for selection following a guilty plea to charges under the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 in December 2022.

“Glasgow Warriors does not condone abuse of any kind and therefore, along with Scottish Rugby, immediately suspended the player following his plea.

“An internal investigation has been instigated and a disciplinary hearing will be held this week.

“Legal proceedings in this matter are not concluded therefore no further comment will be made at this time.”

McLean, who was born in the United States, joined Glasgow in 2020 and has played for the club 26 times. He made his Scotland debut against Tonga in October 2021.