Samoa's Gordon Langkilde faces long wait
San Francisco, CA — Samoan sevens international Gordon Langkilde faced another weekend in San Francisco before appearing in court on Tuesday, following an off-field altercation with Welsh players at the World Cup.
The 22 year old was released from police custody over the weekend but must remain in the US while awaiting trial on two counts of battery, one count of assault and one misdemeanor charge.
Pacific Rugby Players CEO Aayden Clarke said Langkilde has been able to speak with his family in Samoa.
"For Gordon and his family it's a waiting game. For us we're just continuing to work through everything that we have been, working alongside the lawyer and making sure that we can get all the information we can so come Monday to make sure Gordon can put his best foot forward," said Aayden Clarke.
"It's not an easy time to spend three or four days in a prison cell but he's with Peter, the Samoan team manager, and he has rung his family and spoken with them, which is fantastic and really one of the benefits that we've had of being able to have him where he is right now."
Aayden Clarke has also been in contact with the Wales Rugby Union and World Rugby to keep them informed about the latest developments.