Former Fijian rugby league player accused of alleged stabbing
August 11, 2020 10:55 am
Former Fijian international Ratu Nanovo is accused of stabbing three people after a western Sydney rugby league game on Sunday.
Australian media report emergency services were called to a car park at North Parramatta following reports of an assault after a match between Penrith Brothers and Wentworthville Magpies.
A 19-year-old Magpies player and two spectators, aged 16 and 22, were injured during the fight and remain in Westmead Hospital undergoing treatment.
Police will allege Penrith player Nanovo, who is aged 19, got a knife out of a car before saying “come up here, I’ve got something for you” and stabbing the trio who are all related.
Nanovo was selected in a 2018 Australian Schoolboys squad to tour England and played in the Penrith Panthers under-20s Jersey Flegg team in 2019.
Police arrested Nanovo at a Cambridge Park home on Sunday night and he was taken to Nepean Hospital under police guard, where he remains, for treatment to a hand laceration.
He has not been charged but is expected to face court on Tuesday.