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Rugby star on drink-drive charge

Colin Charvis
Colin Charvis works for the Newport Gwent Dragons as a defence coach

Former Wales rugby captain Colin Charvis has been charged with drink-driving.

The 36-year-old, who also played for the British and Irish Lions, was pulled over by South Wales Police and arrested on Sunday after a night out in Cardiff.

He was capped in the back row 94 times and scored 22 international tries.

He will appear before Cardiff magistrates on October 19. Newport Gwent Dragons, where he is a defence coach, declined to comment.

A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said: "A 36-year-old man from the Swansea area was arrested on Sunday, October 4 for drink-driving and has been charged."

The player's 22 tries made him the leading try-scorer in international rugby as a forward.

He was captain of Wales 22 times between 2002 and 2004.



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