Rugby legend Rowan charged with assault

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FORMER Scots rugby ace Norrie Rowan has been charged with breaking into a house and assaulting the householder.

The 60-year-old businessman appeared in private before Sheriff Nigel Morrison QC at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

The ex-Scotland international made no plea or declaration to a charge of hamesucken - a Scots law term which describes a situation in which a person is said to have broken in and assaulted a property owner in their own home.

Mr Rowan is alleged to have committed the supposed offence last Saturday at a property in the city’s Marchmont area.

The identity of the alleged victim was not disclosed.

Sheriff Morrison granted Rowan bail and continued the case for further enquiries.