Connacht fullback Mils Muliaina ‘assisting Police with enquiries’

Former All Black held following Challenge Cup quarter-final over alleged sexual assault

Former All Black Mils Muliaina in a  2008 Test match against Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former All Black Mils Muliaina in a 2008 Test match against Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

 

Former All Black and Connacht fullback Mils Muliaina was arrested in Gloucester following last night’s Challenge Cup quarter final.

The 34-year-old was taken into custody by Gloucester Police at Kingsholm Stadium immediately after the fixture for questioning in relation to an alleged sexual assault in Cardiff.

The former All Black captain was in the Welsh capital on March 6th for the Pro 12 League rugby fixture between Connacht and Cardiff.

Gloucester Police issued a statement: “A man in his 30s was arrested at Kingsholm Stadium tonight on suspicion of sexual assault in relation to an incident in Cardiff in March. It is a matter being dealt with my South Wales Police.”

Connacht Rugby released a statement early on Saturday confirming that “player Mils Muliaina is currently assisting the South Wales Police with enquiries relating to an alleged incident in Cardiff in March of this year.

“As this is a legal matter, Connacht Rugby will be making no further comment at this time.”