Lions rugby prop Kyle Sinckler has apologised for his big night out in Auckland, which reportedly ended with him being arrested.

Police this morning confirmed they attended a minor disorder in central Auckland early on Sunday morning, but did not indentify the player.

Hours earlier Sinckler had come on in the third test at Eden Park, where the British and Irish Lions earned a 15-15 draw with the All Blacks to tie the series 1-1.

A man was arrested but was not charged after further inquiries established that the disorder did not warrant prosecution. Police then took him to his accommodation.


On Tuesday, Sinckler told Fairfax media: "I apologise for putting myself and the Lions in this position and also to the police and anyone else affected".

Lions manager John Spencer said Sinckler had been reminded of his responsibilities as a Lions player.

"We have been informed by Auckland police about an incident involving Kyle," Spencer told Fairfax media.

"I have spoken to Kyle and reminded him of his responsibilities as a Lion, which extend to his off the field behaviour.

"Kyle has apologised for any inconvenience caused and we are satisfied that he regrets this incident and that this is the end of the matter."

Sinckler has openly addressed anger management and self control issues in the past, and is known as "an occasional hothead".

He was involved in a post-match scuffle after the second test in Wellington, trading insults with at least two All Blacks - believed to be halfback TJ Perenara and midfielder Ngani Laumape - after he allegedly refused to walk through a guard of honour that the home side had formed in the tunnel shortly after its 24-21 loss.

Sinckler and has credited his Harlequins team mates Adam Jones and James Horwill for helping curb his behaviour.

He told the Independent last month: "James Horwill and Adam Jones sat me down and took it upon themselves to tell me on that Monday after 'look you've got to stop it because it's all about you'. That's how it comes across, it's all about me, and it's always me starting the fights and costing the team, and it's bigger than yourself so I need to sit back and think if Adam Jones - 95 caps for Wales - and James Horwill - 60-70 caps, Australia captain, led them to a World Cup in New Zealand - those guys have gone out of their way to speak to me and they didn't have to and they just said you've got a lot of talent but sort your image out and sort yourself out.