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Stuart Hogg denies biting allegations

Exeter Chiefs' star upset by accusation

Exeter Chiefs' Stuart Hogg has denied biting Willie le Roux whilst playing for the British and Irish Lions on Saturday. 

A video of Hogg allegedly biting another player went viral on social media following Lions' 27-9 defeat against South Africa. But on Sunday morning, the full-back released a statement denying the claims.

"Following speculation that has surfaced online, I would like to categorically deny any foul play in last night's game," said the 29-year-old.

"I would never bite an opponent and I am annoyed and upset by this unsubstantiated accusation."

Biting is treated severely by rugby's judiciary and carries a low-end punishment of a 12-week ban, rising to in excess of 24 weeks for serious offences. The maximum length of suspension is 208 weeks.

The citing officer has until 7pm on Sunday evening to lodge any complaints.

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