Mike Tindall fined and removed from England squad

Friday November 11, 2011

Mike Tindall has been reprimanded for his conduct during the Rugby World Cup.

The sportsman has been fined £25,000 by the Rugby Football Union and removed from England's elite player squad.

The Rugby Football Union said the disciplinary action was related to events that took place in Queenstown, New Zealand on the night of Sunday, September 11, 2011.

Weeks after his wedding to the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips, the rugby ace hit the headlines following a night of heavy drinking. He was pictured on CCTV camera embracing a past girlfriend.

Professional Rugby Director Rob Andrew said: "We have considered all the evidence carefully and interviewed the players at length.

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