SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15: Vai Toutai of the Eels leaves the field dejected during the round 23 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on August 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Eels release winger after bikie attack

The Parramatta Eels have released winger Vai Toutai after the winger allegedly glassed a member of an outlaw motor­cycle gang in Sydney’s west in early December.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that victim has refused to press charges and has vowed to exact his own revenge against Toutai.

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Eels officials confirmed they had been informed about the incident. The club issued a statement revealing Toutai’s contract was mutually terminated after the club launched an internal investigation.

“The Club is aware of an incident that took place in December 2016, and, as per our normal protocols, we kept all relevant stakeholders updated throughout the entire process,” Eels spokesman Josh Drayton said.

“This included the NRL integrity unit. The club and Vai Toutai have agreed to a mutual release from his contract and he will not be with the Eels in 2017.”


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