Gareth Hock: ex-rugby league star charged with rape

Gareth Hock, from Wigan, has been charged with various offences, like rape, assault and controlling or coercive conduct, amongst other people.

He has been remanded in custody and will surface at court at a later day.

The 39-year-outdated former experienced rugby league player has represented England on an international stage in the past and had a chequered vocation.

The Bolton News:

Hock started his job with Wigan Warriers in 2003 and hung up his boots in 2019 actively playing for Leigh.

Hock created his Tremendous League debut for Wigan in 2003 and performed almost 200 game titles for the Cherry and Whites, earning Wonderful Britain and England caps.

Nonetheless he obtained into incredibly hot water just after getting a ban for assaulting a match formal in 2005, and then was handed a two 12 months ban following testing good for cocaine in 2009.

Not lengthier just after returning from suspension he was handed a five match ban for eye gouging, and in 2013 was offloaded on a season’s financial loan to Widnes Vikings.

His performances for the Vikings observed him chosen for England for the 2013 Rugby League Planet Cup, but he was booted out of the squad for breaching crew self-control soon after lacking a teaching session following a evening out.

He then signed for Salford Red Devils, but was once again included in controversy after acquiring a different ban for assaulting a match official when he shoulder billed a referee mid-video game.

In 2015 he still left the AJ Bell Stadium for Leigh, then in 2018 he moved to Featherstone Rovers, lasting just one year in advance of moving to Barrow Raiders. Right after considerably less than fifty percent a year he was on the transfer all over again, back to Leigh, in advance of retiring from specialist rugby league in July 2019.

After leaving qualified rugby guiding, Hock begun a skip retain the services of enterprise in Wigan, named Warriors Skips.