Samoan rugby star Alesana Tuilagi (33), who plays for the Newcastle Falcons rugby union team in England, leaving court today after his charge of assault causing harm which occurred at Harcourt Street in April, 2011 was struck out. Photo: Courtpix
RUGBY star Alesana Tuilagi has been left without a criminal record after admitting he injured a man with a single punch in a row outside a Dublin nightclub.
Tuilagi (33) struck the victim in the face on a city street in a drunken “lapse of judgement” while he and his Leicester team-mates were out after a match at the Aviva Stadium three years ago.
They had lost the Heineken Cup quarter final to Leinster and the two teams were socialising together before the incident happened, Dublin District Court heard.
Judge Anthony Halpin struck out an assault charge against Tuilagi after hearing he had already paid “significant” compensation to the victim in the settlement of a civil action.
Tuilagi, a father-of-two with an address c/o Newcastle Rugby Club pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to Conall McLoughlin at Harcourt Street on April 10, 2011……… see more at :- http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/rugby-star-alesana-tuilagi-escapes-criminal-record-after-admitting-he-injured-man-with-a-single-punch-in-a-row-outside-a-dublin-nightclub-30792359.html