27 Jun 2017

Sport: SRU rejects allegations of mistreatment

From , 3:00 pm on 27 June 2017

The Samoa Rugby Union has rejected allegations of severe mistreatment, saying the family of the player who made the claims only did so because their son was dropped from the national under 20s team.

Ethan Lolesio was dropped from the team to compete at the Under 20 World Cup in Georgia.

Head coach Mahonri Schwalger says the allegations would never have been made if the player had been selected.

Former Manu Samoa captain Mahonri Schwalger taking a scrum session at the Rugby Academy of Samoa.

Mahonri Schwalger Photo: Rugby Academy Samoa