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Samoa ace charged for injuring Wales trio at World Cup

Samoa 7s player Gordon Langkilde has been arrested and charged with assault after a tunnel bust-up at the Rugby World Cup Sevens that left three Welsh players injured.
The bust-up happened on Saturday at AT&T Park after Samoa suffered a 24-19 defeat to Wales.
The attack left Wales player Tom Williams with a broken nose and fractured cheekbone, the other two players suffered facial injuries, according to the police statement.
A statement from the San Francisco Police Department said Langkilde had been charged with aggravated assault and battery causing serious bodily injury.
“Langkilde, a visiting rugby player (Samoa) is accused of assaulting two players of another visiting rugby team,” read a police statement.
“A 26-year-old, male (Wales) sustained facial injuries and a 21-year-old, male (Wales) suffered broken facial bones. A third victim, a 24-year-old, male (Wales) sustained facial injuries during the incident.”

World Rugby confirmed they are investigating the incident.

“The alleged behaviour is not aligned with the sport’s values and the excellent spirit in which this competition has been played by the 40 participating teams,” a statement from the game’s governing body read.

“World Rugby has instigated an investigation and the Samoa player will remain provisionally suspended until the final conclusion of that process.”

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