Wales player ‘seriously injured’ as police investigate World Cup Sevens tunnel incident
A Samoan player has been suspended after a police investigation was launched over an alleged assault following their match with Wales Rugby, which left one of their squad unable to feature at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.
Tom Williams was replaced in the Wales squad on Sunday by Will Talbot-Davies after suffering injuries in an incident with Samoa player Gordon Langkilde, who was suspended by the Samoan Rugby Union for the final day of the championship.
The clash is understood to have taken place in the tunnel of AT&T Park immediately after Wales clinched a 24-19 extra-time victory over Samoa, with Williams said to have been “bleeding heavily”.
The extent of Williams’ injuries are not known but a police investigation has been launched, with World Rugby and the Welsh Rugby Union confirming that the matter is being handled by Californian authorities, and his teammate Luke Treharne admitted that the incident had left the team “shocked”.