Toulon prop arrested after alleged assault over parking space

Salesi Ma’afu was taken into custody on Monday.

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TOULON’S FORMER AUSTRALIAN international prop Salesi Ma’afu is in custody over an alleged assault, a police source told AFP on Monday.

The 32-year-old, who won the last of his 14 caps four years ago, is believed to have been involved in a heated argument over a parking place on August 16 and to have hit someone who attempted to intervene.

Ma’afu has not sparkled in pre-season friendlies since he joined the three-time European champions from English side Northampton, and only came on for the last half hour of the opening day 27-22 defeat to Racing-Metro on Friday.

He had been a key player in the front row for the Saints since joining from Super Rugby outfit Western Force in 2013, switching the English midlands for the south of France in June.

Toulon were not available for comment when contacted.

© AFP, 2015

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