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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.

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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.

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