19 Dec 2013

Manu Samoa's Brian Lima faces assault charges

9:19 am on 19 December 2013

The police in Samoa have charged Manu Samoa's defense coach Muliagatele Brian Lima with two counts of actual bodily harm.

The rugby veteran is already facing charges of armed with a dangerous weapon, and threatening words.

The police spokesman and assistant police commissioner, Fauono Talalelei Tapu, says the accused has been released on bail and is awaiting a court appearance next month.

Muliagatele, who has previously been charged with assaulting his former wife, was warned not to approach the victim as one of the conditions of his bail.