Racing prop suspended over Vegas trip

Martin Castrogiovanni (centre) lines up with his Italy team-mates

Martin Castrogiovanni, a former Leicester player, has made 119 appearances for Italy

Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been suspended by his club after he was pictured in Las Vegas last weekend.

The 34-year-old told Racing 92 he could not play in Sunday’s Champions Cup semi-final with Leicester as he had to attend to a family matter in Argentina.

But he was pictured in the United States socialising with members of French football club Paris St-Germain.

In a statement, Racing said the suspension is a “precautionary measure prior to launching legal proceedings”.

In Castrogiovanni’s absence, the Parisian side beat Leicester 19-16 and will meet Saracens in the final on 14 May.

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