Brisbane Broncos star David Fifita has been arrested in Bali following an alleged brawl in a nightclub.
The NRL club have confirmed that Fifita was taken to jail following an incident at the same nightclub that saw New Zealand international Nelson Asofa-Solomona get into troule last month.
A club representative has been sent to Bali to assist the forward. A club statement read: “The Brisane Broncos have today been made aware that David Fifita has been detained by authorities in Bali after an alleged incident involving a security guard.
“The club is working with representatives in Bali to provide David all the support he needs, and a Broncos official is travelling to Indonesia today.”
The Seven Network reported Fifita, holidaying with Broncos teammate Payne Haas, allegedly assaulted a security guard early at La Favela nightclub.
It is the same nightspot where Melbourne’s Asofa-Solomona was involved in a wild brawl, which landed him a three-game ban and a suspended fine of $15,000.
A police report obtained by Seven, which was published on the ABC news website, alleged the security guard was hit in the face by a foreigner who was riding a motorbike taxi.
The report read: “The perpetrator jumped from the motorbike and tried to approach the victim, but was prevented by ojek (motorcycle taxi) driver.
“The victim felt pain in his face and made a report at Kuta police station. Based on report, police went to the crime scene, asking witnesses and the victim. A bule (foreigner) that was allegedly the perpetrator was arrested.
“The perpetrator was taken to Kuta police station for further investigation. The alleged perpetrator could not be interrogated yet as he is still under the influence of alcohol.”
It is understood Fifita can be detained for 24 hours before being named as a suspect or freed by police.