1 Oct 2014

Sport: Samoa 7s players join squad after assault charges dropped

12:01 pm on 1 October 2014

Manu Samoa sevens player, Alatasi Tupou, will join the 12 man squad selected for the upcoming Oceania and Gold Coast tournaments in Australia after an assault charge against him was withdrawn and dismissed.

The team leaves for Noosa on Wednesday.

Alatasi was jointly charged with international teammates Patrick Faapale, whose assault charge has also been withdrawn.

This comes after the District court received confirmation of a letter by the victim and complainant on Tuesday asking for the case to be dropped because the matter has been settled with the players.

The male victim was allegedly assaulted in a night club by the pair for pointing the finger at them.