Rugby star on assault charge

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

The 60-year-old appeared before Sheriff Nigel Morrison QC at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday.

He made no plea or declaration to a charge of hamesucken, the Scots law term for the offence, which is alleged to have taken place last Saturday in Marchmont.

The identity of the alleged victim was not disclosed.

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