A warrant has been issued for a Scottish rugby international accused of speeding on an Aberdeenshire country road.
D’Arcy Rae failed to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday for a court hearing ahead of a trial next month.
The Glasgow Warriors tighthead prop, capped once for the national side, denies driving at 111mph on the B979 Netherley Road.
The speed limit on the stretch, between Stonehaven and Peterculter, is 60mph.
Rae, whose address was given as Millhouse Drive in Glasgow, pleaded not guilty by letter in August and was due to appear yesterday for a pre-trial hearing.
The 24-year-old is alleged to have driven an Audi A4 dangerously at a grossly excessive speed without consideration of the obvious potential danger on March 31.
He had made his debut for Scotland only a month before, in the Six Nations defeat to Ireland at Murrayfield.
Solicitor Debbie Ginniver – who was appearing on Rae’s behalf in place of his specialist roads offence lawyer Richard Freeman – could not explain the no show at court yesterday.
Noting that the sportsman was also not present at a previous hearing, fiscal depute Alan Townsend asked for an apprehension warrant which was granted by Sheriff Eric Brown.
Rae, who has played 69 times for Glasgow since his 2015 debut, is next scheduled to appear for trial in January.
Glasgow Warriors – one of Scotland’s two professional rugby clubs – did not respond to request for comment.