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Mils Muliaina will be available for selection once he is fit, confirm Connacht

Published 10/04/2015 | 16:41

Mils Muliaina was arrested after the game against Gloucester last Friday night
Mils Muliaina was arrested after the game against Gloucester last Friday night

Connacht have confirmed that Mils Muliaina, who was arrested last week for an alleged sexual assault in England, will be available for selection when he is fit.

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The New Zealander was picked up by British police following Connacht's clash in Gloucester last Friday, a match in which Muliaina also sustained a groin injury.

Connacht issued statement a short time ago confirming that they have conducted their own internal review and have cleared Muliaina to continue his rehabilitation and he will be available for selection by coach Pat Lam.

"Connacht Rugby can confirm that it has completed an internal review of the circumstances surrounding the questioning of Mils Muliaina by the South Wales Police in relation to an alleged incident on March 6th in Cardiff City," read the statement.

"Connacht Rugby only became aware of South Wales Police's desire to speak with Mils immediately prior to kick off in Gloucester at which point details of the nature of their enquiry were not made available to us.

"Connacht Rugby can now also confirm that Mils will continue with his injury rehabilitation and will follow the usual return-to-play protocols over the coming weeks. Subject to fitness and recovery Mils will remain available for selection by Pat Lam.

"As the matter is the subject of an ongoing police investigation we will be making no further comment."

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