29 Nov 2011

Tindall has penalty reduced

11:04 am on 29 November 2011

The England rugby centre Mike Tindall has been reinstated to the elite England player squad and had his fine reduced on appeal.

The RFU says, while his behaviour at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand had been "unacceptable", "mitigating factors" had not been taken into account.

Tindall, who is married to the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips, has had his 50 thoudand dollar fine cut to 30 thousand dollars.

He was punished after the controversial night out in Queenstown that followed England's opening win over Argentina.