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Rugby player Craig Skelton, who has pleaded guilty to GBH arriving at Hull Crown Court. See Ross Parry copy RPYPUNCH : AN AMATEUR rugby league player has admitted knocking a man unconscious with a single punch in a bar. Craig Skelton was heard by a barmaid at Jack Rabbit Slims telling his 45-year-old victim, “Stop touching my a***”, before flooring him. Graphic CCTV footage was played to Hull Crown Court showing the 27-year-old, who plays back-row for Hull Dockers, arriving at the Witham bar with friends in the early hours of August 29. Prosecutor Stephen Welch said Skelton, described as a “fit young man and rugby player”, launched an entirely unprovoked assault.

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