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Gordon Langkilde arrested in San Francisco over World Cup altercation

Manu player Gordon Langkilde, center-right with white headband

San Francisco, CA. — San Francisco Police have confirmed they have arrested Manu Samoa sevens player Gordon Langkilde in connection with an altercation during the recent World Cup tournament.

Samoa Rugby Union chairman Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said on Tuesday he understood that Langkilde had been taunted by Welsh players and he took exception to that.

"Apparently he bloodied three Welsh players faces," he said.

Tuilaepa said the SRU does not condone such actions from players representing Samoa.

He said the SRU will make sure Langkilde is well represented in the courts as he goes through this issue.

Langkilde has been charged with felony, aggravated assault and felony battery causing serious bodily injury and is being held at the San Francisco County Jail.