Stade fire Raisuqe, warns Nayacalevu

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:12
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NEWS: Fijian wing Josaia Raisuqe has been fired by Stade Francais while compatriot Waisea Nayacalevu has been warned over an alleged sexual assault and drunken violence, the French club said on Friday.

The pair were arrested last month following a scuffle in a Parisian nightclub and are set to face trial.

Stade said they were enforcing sanctions on the two players "without anticipating any future verdict given by authorities from the trial".

Waisea's punishment involves forgoing an "ethics and diligence bonus" he was due to receive.

Raisuqe has been accused by a 35-year-old woman of having "touched her breasts in a brutal way", according to a complaint seen by AFP. That incident sparked a brawl between the players and the woman's friends.

Two of the women's friends were allegedly punched several times.

Raisuqe, who was celebrating his 23rd birthday that night, is said to have claimed he had little memory of the altercation due to how much alcohol he'd drunk.

Following their arrest, both Fijian wings were provisionally suspended by their club - the 2015 Top 14 champions.

Agence France-Presse