All Grenoble players released in rape accusations case

PARIS (AP) " The three Grenoble rugby players who were detained after being accused of taking part in a gang rape have been freed.

The three detained men, whose identities were not revealed by Bordeaux prosecutor Marie-Madeleine Alliot, were released on Thursday.

They were among six players from the Top 14 club placed in custody on Wednesday. Three of them were released that same day.

Police said the six players were prop Denis Coulson and center Chris Farrell, both from Ireland, former Australia player Peter Kimlin, French hooker Loick Jammes, and New Zealand pair Rory Grice and Dylan Hayes.

They were questioned after a woman filed a legal complaint that she was raped following Grenoble's match in the southwestern French city of Bordeaux.

According to French media, the woman met the players in a nightclub after the March 11 game, and told investigators she was raped in a hotel.

Alliot said the investigation will continue.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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