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Manly star reported to integrity unit over church brawl where man was stabbed

Manly have referred hooker Manase Fainu to the integrity unit over a brawl in a Sydney church which saw a man stabbed.

October 28, 2019 11:29amby Staff WritersSource: FOX SPORTS

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the hooker has yet to speak to police over the incident, which erupted at a dance in Liverpool on Friday.

Fainu was in attendance at the function when a fracas broke out.

One of the men involved in the melee was stabbed, but there is no suggestion Fainu was responsible, although he remains a person of interest to the police.

The hooker’s lawyer, Elias Tabchouri, told the Sydney Morning Herald: “Mr Fainu has again retained me and there arrangements are being made to hand himself into police to allow these matters to be processed.

“Mr Fainu had previously sought to hand himself into police but unfortunately police were not available on the day.

“If and when he is charged, the allegations will become clearer.

“At that point in time we will be in a better position to properly comment on the matter.”

Fainu edged out Api Koroisau at Brookvale Oval this season, with the latter now moving onto Penrith.

Earlier in the year Koroisau described Fainu as a future Sea Eagles captain,

“He’s 21 years old, he’s played (more than) 25 games and he’s already talking to everyone,” Koroisau said.

“(Daly) Cherry-Evans is a 200-game vet and he’s telling him what to do and where to go. They just converse like they are best friends.

“For these young players, it’s hard to have that leadership quality and it’s usually gained over a long period of time, whereas he has come to it and walked straight in.”

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Fainu is a gun.
Big fan.

@Tigerlily said in Player Dramas in the NRL Off-Season (Silly Season)😇😈🤡:

Manly star reported to integrity unit over church brawl where man was stabbed

Manly have referred hooker Manase Fainu to the integrity unit over a brawl in a Sydney church which saw a man stabbed.

October 28, 2019 11:29amby Staff WritersSource: FOX SPORTS

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the hooker has yet to speak to police over the incident, which erupted at a dance in Liverpool on Friday.

Fainu was in attendance at the function when a fracas broke out.

One of the men involved in the melee was stabbed, but there is no suggestion Fainu was responsible, although he remains a person of interest to the police.

The hooker’s lawyer, Elias Tabchouri, told the Sydney Morning Herald: “Mr Fainu has again retained me and there arrangements are being made to hand himself into police to allow these matters to be processed.

“Mr Fainu had previously sought to hand himself into police but unfortunately police were not available on the day.

“If and when he is charged, the allegations will become clearer.

“At that point in time we will be in a better position to properly comment on the matter.”

Fainu edged out Api Koroisau at Brookvale Oval this season, with the latter now moving onto Penrith.

Earlier in the year Koroisau described Fainu as a future Sea Eagles captain,

“He’s 21 years old, he’s played (more than) 25 games and he’s already talking to everyone,” Koroisau said.

“(Daly) Cherry-Evans is a 200-game vet and he’s telling him what to do and where to go. They just converse like they are best friends.

“For these young players, it’s hard to have that leadership quality and it’s usually gained over a long period of time, whereas he has come to it and walked straight in.”

“has again retained me…if and when he is charged”…what a helpful few comments from his lawyer.

@Nelson said in Player Dramas in the NRL Off-Season (Silly Season)😇😈🤡:

@Tigerlily said in Player Dramas in the NRL Off-Season (Silly Season)😇😈🤡:

Manly star reported to integrity unit over church brawl where man was stabbed

Manly have referred hooker Manase Fainu to the integrity unit over a brawl in a Sydney church which saw a man stabbed.

October 28, 2019 11:29amby Staff WritersSource: FOX SPORTS

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the hooker has yet to speak to police over the incident, which erupted at a dance in Liverpool on Friday.

Fainu was in attendance at the function when a fracas broke out.

One of the men involved in the melee was stabbed, but there is no suggestion Fainu was responsible, although he remains a person of interest to the police.

The hooker’s lawyer, Elias Tabchouri, told the Sydney Morning Herald: “Mr Fainu has again retained me and there arrangements are being made to hand himself into police to allow these matters to be processed.

“Mr Fainu had previously sought to hand himself into police but unfortunately police were not available on the day.

“If and when he is charged, the allegations will become clearer.

“At that point in time we will be in a better position to properly comment on the matter.”

Fainu edged out Api Koroisau at Brookvale Oval this season, with the latter now moving onto Penrith.

Earlier in the year Koroisau described Fainu as a future Sea Eagles captain,

“He’s 21 years old, he’s played (more than) 25 games and he’s already talking to everyone,” Koroisau said.

“(Daly) Cherry-Evans is a 200-game vet and he’s telling him what to do and where to go. They just converse like they are best friends.

“For these young players, it’s hard to have that leadership quality and it’s usually gained over a long period of time, whereas he has come to it and walked straight in.”

“has again retained me…if and when he is charged”…what a helpful few comments from his lawyer.

Agreed the “again” is certainly worrying for a young bloke

As khalid would say

Another one

That’s what happens when you “Do the Eagle Rock” in Liverpool.

What a poorly written and confusing article.

Was it a church a dance or a function?
Was it a dance at a function in a church?
Was is a function in a church?
Was it a church dance?
Function dance church?
Dance at Church?
Function dance?
Dance?
Church?

Was he involved at all in any way?
Was he just there Dancing in the function Church dance Church function?

Apparently every single Police station was unattended as well so he couldn’t report himself to the Police (I don’t know why he would need to if he wasn’t involved)

Churches sound like strange places these days

@jadtiger I thought about that too… I think he’s being taken out of context and is using “again” to restate a comment. It seems strange a lawyer would be out there emphasising how often his client uses his service.

@krayola said in Player Dramas in the NRL Off-Season (Silly Season)😇😈🤡:

@jadtiger I thought about that too… I think he’s being taken out of context and is using “again” to restate a comment. It seems strange a lawyer would be out there emphasising how often his client uses his service.

I agree that it is an unhelpful thing for a criminal lawyer to do, but that same criminal lawyer did represent Fainu when he was charged in 2018 so no, he is not being taken out of context…

What do you mean by gun? He’s played 25 games and achieved nothing so far. Really a couple of good games makes you a gun? When does he come a beast? Or is beast just 1 good game? Really interested in what makes guns or beasts because most discussed on this forum are just average footballers. Sorry thought I quoted demps

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@kiwitiger said in Player Dramas in the NRL Off-Season (Silly Season)😇😈🤡:

What do you mean by gun? He’s played 25 games and achieved nothing so far. Really a couple of good games makes you a gun? When does he come a beast? Or is beast just 1 good game? Really interested in what makes guns or beasts because most discussed on this forum are just average footballers. Sorry thought I quoted demps

I think he’s a gun just from having watched him play. For a 20 year old without a lot of NRL experience he’s pretty impressive - extremely dangerous running game and a great ability to stand in tackles, plus he can ball play and has a kicking game. I think he’ll do big things next year if he can keep himself out of trouble…

Sharks star Josh Dugan has been involved in an ugly nightclub altercation during an off-season fishing trip to Airlie Beach in Queensland.

And the drama could increase with Dugan failing to report the incident to his club or NRL integrity unit.

The Daily Telegraph has been told Dugan’s group of friends were involved in a fight before being ejected from Boom Nightclub by a bouncer on Thursday night.

Witnesses claim Dugan was involved in a scuffle with security, who eventually calmed him.

The entire incident was captured on CCTV. There were suggestions another melee erupted outside the establishment.

While conceding there was a fight, Dugan – who is engaged to Jordan Allan - claimed he was attempting to disable a flashpoint moment involving his future father-in-law and brother-in-law.

“There was an altercation with his future father-in-law and brother-in-law and Josh removed them from the situation to defuse it,” said Paul Sutton, Dugan’s manager.

The Daily Telegraph offered Dugan a chance to tell his side of the story but he declined. Sutton indicated Dugan didn’t feel a need “to defend himself.”

While Dugan claimed he did not initiate the fight, his presence around another pub brawl will frustrate NRL officials.

One onlooker claimed the melee was “messy” and “there were people everywhere.”

“Dugan and security went at it,” he said. “It will be there for all to see on CCTV.”

Cronulla and the NRL integrity unit were unaware of the incident on Friday night but are certain to investigate further on Saturday. Sharks officials were scrambling to contact Dugan for a briefing.
The fight shocked local patrons, many being tourists.

Dugan was in Queensland with mates away from football at the Great Barrier Reef. He had posted photos of his trip on Instagram.

Although police weren’t called, local cops have been privately discussing the fight.

There was no suggestion Cronulla would consider terminating Dugan’s contract, which still has two years to run at Shark Park.

While his form toward the back end of the season was impressive, speculation continues though that Cronulla may look to offload Dugan through salary cap pressure.

Rumours are rife Cronulla would look to shift Dugan and prop Matt Prior if possible. While English Super League clubs have spoken about Prior, interest in Dugan has been minimal.

Dugan’s behaviour has been sound since his now infamous drinking session – albeit on a day off - before an Origin game while in camp at Kingscliff on the NSW north coast back in 2017.

The Sharks aren’t due back to training for another three weeks. In 2017, Dugan signed a four-year deal at Shark Park worth a reported $3m.

Here is your sauce, which not many can click on to read here in bizarre world

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...h/news-story/681dcd29d730d574d3c50711839f2c7c

@WT2K said in Player Dramas in the NRL Off-Season (Silly Season)😇😈🤡:

There was no suggestion Cronulla would consider terminating Dugan’s contract, which still has two years to run at Shark Park.
While his form toward the back end of the season was impressive, speculation continues though that Cronulla may look to offload Dugan through salary cap pressure.

This :

There was no suggestion Cronulla would consider terminating Dugan’s contract, which still has two years to run at Shark Park.
While his form toward the back end of the season was impressive, speculation continues though that Cronulla may look to offload Dugan through salary cap pressure.

What a convenient way out for them.

@TIGER said in Player Dramas in the NRL Off-Season (Silly Season)😇😈🤡:

What a poorly written and confusing article.

Was it a church a dance or a function?
Was it a dance at a function in a church?
Was is a function in a church?
Was it a church dance?
Function dance church?
Dance at Church?
Function dance?
Dance?
Church?

Was he involved at all in any way?
Was he just there Dancing in the function Church dance Church function?

Apparently every single Police station was unattended as well so he couldn’t report himself to the Police (I don’t know why he would need to if he wasn’t involved)

Churches sound like strange places these days

People being stabbed has been going on for years in the Catholic Church apparently. Just ask George pell’s alter boys or alter ego!

Manly hooker Manase Fainu has been charged with stabbing another man at a church dance event on Friday night.

NSW Police issued a statement on Tuesday confirming they had arrested a 21-year-old man at Liverpool Police Station at about 8.10am.

Fainu had handed himself in that morning.

Fainu has been charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, affray and recklessly cause grievous bodily harm in company.

He was refused bail and will face Liverpool Local Court on Tuesday afternoon.

Police allege Fainu was involved in an altercation when he produced a knife and stabbed a 24-year-old man.

The incident happened about 11.30pm at a Wattle Grove dance hall.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/sea-eagles/nrl-manase-fainu-charged-by-police-church-brawl-stabbing-manly-sea-eagles/news-story/4268990f1fccb149f5de26718f495f93

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