NRL, news: David Fifita alleged assault, Bali jail, Brisbane Broncos
Brisbane Broncos star David Fifita is reportedly locked in a Bali jail after being accused of assault.
Channel 7 reported the 19-year-old superstar of the NRL was arrested on Saturday morning and “locked up” after a brawl broke out outside of La Favela nightclub in Seminyak.
Fifita was reportedly arrested at the scene and was waiting to be questioned by police, at this time he has not been charged.
Kuta police say it was about 1.50am when a security guard at La Favela was “hit in the face by a foreigner”.
Channel 7 obtained a statement from Kuta police chief Puta Ika Prabawa.
“The perpetrator was taken to Kuta police station for further investigation.
“The alleged perpetrator could not be interrogated yet as he is still under the influence of alcohol.”
Broncos player David Fifita in Bali police custody accused of assaulting security guard outside Canggu’s La Favela nightclub (same place as Nelson Asofa-Solomona brawl). Earlier he’d posed for photos with fans. pic.twitter.com/NLfE8grFi8
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The teenager has only played 35 NRL games, but has already played representative football for Queensland, the Prime Minister’s XIII, indigenous All Stars and Australia and will turn out for the Junior Kangaroos against France in Wollongong.
Both clubs freed up room in their caps with the retirements of Cooper Cronk and Sam Burgess and it’s expected he’s set to earn as much as $1 million a year.
The nightclub is the same one where Melbourne Storm player Nelson Asofa-Solomona was involved in a brawl last month.
Asofa-Solomona was not charged over the incident and returned to Australia, but was handed a three-game ban by the NRL’s integrity unit.
Asofa-Solomona will have to keep his nose clean after having a suspended $15,000 fine levied after dramatic vision showed the Kiwi prop throwing punches after teammate Suliasi Vunivalu was allegedly the victim of a coward punch attack in Bali.
It has emerged Vunivalu was allegedly hit by an unprovoked man before the altercation, triggering Asofa-Solomona’s reaction to try and defend his teammate.
Originally published as NRL star ‘locked up’ over alleged assault