14 Oct 2019

Kiwis prop has his own story to tell after Bali brawl

4:44 pm on 14 October 2019

The Kiwis and Melbourne Storm rugby league prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona insists he has his own story to tell of an alleged incident in Bali as he prepares to speak to the NRL club over the matter.

Asofa-Solomona has returned and will meet with Melbourne officials, after footage emerged of a brawl outside a Bali restaurant and bar.

In the video that went viral, a man resembling Asofa-Solomona can be seen throwing a number of punches in a fight outside a restaurant and bar that spills onto the street.

A group of Melbourne players were on an end-of-season holiday in Bali, with Asofa-Solomona returning to Australia to answer questions from both the club and the NRL.

Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Nelson Asofa-Solomona Photo: PHOTOSPORT

"My side of the story will be told soon," Asofa-Solomona told the Seven Network on arriving at Melbourne airport on Monday.

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has since claimed the club had been told winger Suliasi Vunivalu was allegedly hit in the head by an unprovoked attacker

before Asofa-Solomona responded.

"He's not a guy who goes looking for trouble," Bellamy told the Daily Telegraph.

"He's never been in trouble for anything physical that I'm aware of.

"It's disappointing but as far as we know Suli (Vunivalu) copped the king hit and Nelson has reacted.

No charges are believed to have been laid over the incident.

The Storm confirmed on Sunday night that a matter had been referred to the integrity unit.

The incident comes after the NRL endured an off-season from hell last summer, prompting the game to introduce the no-fault stand-down policy for players charged with serious offences.

Asofa-Solomona is due to play in a Test match for New Zealand against Australia on October 25th, with the Kiwis already without forwards Jesse Bromwich and James Fisher-Harris to injury.