15 Nov 2011

Sportswoman lays police complaint against All Black

11:55 am on 15 November 2011

A sportswoman who laid a police complaint about what she says was the drunken behaviour of All Black Zac Guildford in the Cook Islands says he must be forced to face the consequences of his actions.

Guildford has issued a public apology for some of his behaviour, after claims he punched patrons at Trader Jacks bar and grill on Rarotonga at the weekend while drunk, bleeding and naked.

The latest allegation against Guildford relates to an incident earlier the same day.

Cook Islands triathlete Kelly Pick says she was out on a run when a couple of men on scooters drove past.

She recognised one as Guildford, who she says started making offensive remarks to her.

"(He was) yelling out quite derogatory and sexually inappropriate comments to me. This continued for quite some time and I told him to please leave me alone, but he didn't," says Pick.

She says she was left feeling harassed and unsafe.

Pick says she heard that police were not going to lay charges over his other actions on the island, so she has laid a complaint with them on Tuesday morning.

She says Guildford "can't just continue this kind of behaviour and there be no consequences for him".

Pick says she's had a message about meeting with Guildford for an apology but she still intends to follow through with her complaint to the police.

Personal apology

Cook Islands News managing editor John Woods was due to meet on Tuesday morning with New Zealand rugby officials to arrange a meeting between Guildford and those he offended.

Members of the All Blacks management team are in the Cook Islands, including assistant coach Wayne Smith.

"He wants us to facilitate one-on-one meetings between Zac and the people that he has disrespected, so we're doing that," Mr Woods told Morning Report.

"I'm not sure when exactly those individual meetings will take place. They will not include the media."

Two months ago, Guildford admitted having a problem with alcohol and agreed to moderate his drinking.