All Baby Blacks fly back home
The Baby Blacks returned to New Zealand on Sunday under a cloud of controversy.
A 22-year-old woman reported that she had been raped by a member of the under-20 rugby team on Friday at their hotel in Newlands, Cape Town.
Though police spokesman Colonel Vish Naidoo would not say whether arrests had been made, Neil Sorensen, general manager of professional rugby for the New Zealand Rugby Union, said the team returned from South Africa on Sunday.
"An issue was raised by the police in Cape Town before the New Zealand under-20 team left South Africa," said Sorensen.
"The team and team management complied with local police requirements and cooperated fully, assisting them with their inquiries, after which the police said that they were happy for all members of the team to travel home.
"Neither the team management nor the New Zealand Rugby Union has been contacted by the [South African] authorities since then, or advised of any further issues or inquiries.
"If we are contacted we will cooperate and help in any way we can.
"The team has just returned from South Africa and we will discuss the matter further with team management in due course."
Sorensen said the allegation was levelled at one player in the team, which lost to the Baby Boks in the finals of the IRB Junior World Championship on Friday.
Naidoo said a rape docket had been opened and preliminary investigations have been conducted.
"On the completion of this investigation, we will forward the docket to the director of public prosecutions for a decision [on whether to prosecute]," said Naidoo.