8 Sep 2015

Mils Muliaina to go on trial next year

8:02 am on 8 September 2015

Former All Black Mils Muliaina will go on trial next year over sexual assault allegations.

Mils Muliaina

Mils Muliaina playing in the Gloucester verus Connaught game at Kingsholm Stadium. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 35-year-old fullback appeared in a Cardiff court overnight for a brief hearing, reported Wales Online.

He has been charged with one count of sexual assault, which the prosecution said took place in Cardiff on 7 March.

Muliaina was in the city when the team he was then playing for, Connacht, took on the Cardiff Blues.

A month later he was led away by the police from a stadium in Gloucester in Western England following a European Challenge Cup match.

Muliaina has not yet entered a formal plea, although the court heard he will contest the matter when a plea and case management hearing takes place next month.

His trial is expected to begin on 23 February.

Muliaina, who now plays in Italy, was released on bail.