Connacht have 'completed an internal review' of Mils Muliaina's arrest

The province say they were aware police wanted to speak to the fullback before kick-off in Gloucester.

CONNACHT SAY MILS Muliaina will remain available to head coach Pat Lam when he recovers from a groin injury, after the province completed an internal review of the circumstances surrounding his questioning by police in England last weekend.

The former All Blacks fullback was taken into custody almost immediately after Connacht’s Challenge Cup quarter-final defeat to Gloucester in Kingsholm.

Mils Muliaina Source: Craig Thomas/INPHO

The province say they were aware police wanted to speak to Muliaina about an alleged incident on 6 March in Cardiff, although further details were not made available to them before kick-off in Gloucester.

An official statement issued by Connacht this evening says the province will be making no further comment on the matter.

The statement in full reads:

Connacht Rugby can confirm that it has completed an internal review of the circumstances surrounding the questioning of Mils Muliaina by the South Wales Police in relation to an alleged incident on March 6th in Cardiff City.

Connacht Rugby only became aware of South Wales Police’s desire to speak with Mils immediately prior to kick off in Gloucester at which point details of the nature of their enquiry were not made available to us.

Connacht Rugby can now also confirm that Mils will continue with his injury rehabilitation and will follow the usual return-to-play protocols over the coming weeks. Subject to fitness and recovery Mils will remain available for selection by Pat Lam.

As the matter is the subject of an ongoing police investigation we will be making no further comment.

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Connacht face Ulster tomorrow in a crucial Guinness Pro12 encounter at the Sportsground, although the injured Muliaina will not be involved.

The fullback is set to join Italian club Zebre next season.

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