Ex-Hull FC player Gareth Raynor denies raping woman

Gareth Raynor
Image caption Gareth Raynor is a former-Great Britain international and Hull FC winger

Former Hull FC and Great Britain rugby league player Gareth Raynor has denied raping a woman in East Yorkshire.

The attack is alleged to have happened in December 2006. Appearing at Hull Crown Court, the winger also denied a further charge of unlawfully wounding a woman in West Yorkshire in April 2000.

Mr Raynor, 36, of Leeds, is to stand trial at the same court on 26 January.

He played at Hull FC from 2001-9 and also had stints with Leeds Rhinos, Bradford Bulls and Crusaders.

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