Ex-England rugby league player charged with rape

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The former Great Britain and England rugby league player Gareth Hock has been charged with rape.

The 39-year-old, from Wigan, was also charged with assault and controlling or coercive behaviour, Greater Manchester Police said.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear in court at a later date.

Hock retired as a player in 2019 following a career at Wigan Warriors, Leigh Centurions and Salford Red Devils.

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