South East Wales

Mils Muliaina: Ex-All Black held on sex assault charge

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Image caption Mils Muliaina played for the All Blacks for nine years

A former New Zealand rugby player has been arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault in Cardiff last month.

Mils Muliaina, 34, who plays for the Connacht province in Ireland, was arrested following a match in Gloucester on Friday evening.

Gloucestershire Police said a man in his thirties had been arrested at Kingsholm Stadium in relation to the assault in Cardiff.

South Wales Police said a 34-year-old man was in their custody.

The ex-All Black, who earned 100 caps during his nine years with the international side, was playing for Connaught against Cardiff Blues on 6 March.

Connacht rugby club said in a statement: "Connacht Rugby can confirm that player Mils Muliaina is currently assisting the South Wales Police with enquiries relating to an alleged incident in Cardiff in March of this year.

"As this is a legal matter, Connacht Rugby will be making no further comment at this time."​

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