Monday 23 October 2017

Mils Muliaina arrest: Connacht confirm former All Black has returned to Galway following sex assault allegations

Connacht's Mils Muliaina was arrested in Britain
Connacht's Mils Muliaina was arrested in Britain

Connacht have confirmed that New Zealander Mils Muliaina has cooperated fully with Welsh police after he was arrested for an alleged sexual assault in England last Friday night.

Former All Black Muliaina is "pretty upset" and "shocked" about the allegations he is facing and is determined to clear his name according to his manager, Simon Porter.

Connacht rugby released the following statement a short time ago.

"Connacht Rugby can confirm that Mils Muliaina was released on bail, without charge, on Saturday April 4th.

"South Wales Police are continuing their investigating into an alleged incident in Cardiff last month.

"Muliaina returned to Galway on Sunday April 5th having cooperated fully with police investigations. He denies any wrong doing and will meet with Connacht Rugby officials in the coming days to review the situation internally.

"As this remains a legal matter, Connacht Rugby can provide no further comment at this time."

Speaking to Radio New Zealand over the weekend, Simon Porter said Muliaina was co-operating with police in their investigations.

"He denies any allegations of wrong doing. He's going to ride out this process and clear his name."

Mr Porter told RNZ that Muliaina was also worried about how the allegation would impact those who were close to him.

Meanwhile, Muliaina has been ruled out for up to three weeks with a groin strain he suffered in Friday's game.

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