North Queensland NRL forward Luciano Leilua has been arrested and charged with domestic violence offences after an alleged incident in Sydney.
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Leilua was born in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia, and is of Samoan descent. He is the younger brother of former NRL player Joseph Leilua.
He played his junior rugby league for Hurstville United, before being signed by the St. George Illawarra Dragons.
From 2014 to 2016, Leilua played for the St. George Illawarra Dragons’ NYC team. On 25 July 2014, he re-signed with the Dragons on a 2-year contract until the end of 2016. In November and December 2014, he played for the Australian Schoolboys.
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North Queensland NRL forward Luciano Leilua has been arrested and charged with domestic violence offences after an alleged incident in Sydney on Monday.
NSW police confirmed they were called to a Harrington Park home around 1pm on Monday after reports of a domestic violence incident.
Officers attended and were told a 26-year-old man allegedly assaulted a 26-year-old woman known to him and smashed the woman’s phone.
He was arrested at the home and taken to Camden Police Station, where he was charged with common assault (DV); damage or destroy property (DV) and granted bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court on October 11.
The matter has been brought to the attention of the NRL Integrity Unit who are liasing with the North Queensland club, a NRL spokesperson said.
Cowboys forward Luciano Leilua has been charged by police over alleged domestic violence offences involving a 26-year-old woman who is known to him.
Leilua was charged for domestic violence offences amid claims he assaulted a 26-year-old woman, before smashing her phone.
The club said in a statement it had been made aware of an alleged incident regarding Leilua, which has resulted in police charges.
‘The club is gathering further information and assisting the NRL Integrity Unit as well as providing support to all parties involved,’ it said.
‘Further comment will be made in due course.’
It is unclear whether any potential no-fault stand-down policy decision by the NRL would carry across to the upcoming Rugby League World Cup in the UK, with Leilua included in Samoa’s squad.
The NRL has an automatic stand-down policy for charges which bring with them a minimum 11-year prison sentence.
While Leilua’s case doesn’t fall in that category, the NRL has previously stood down players charged with domestic violence under the discretionary part of the policy.
He is the younger brother of former NRL player Joseph Leilua.
Joseph Leilua is a Samoa international rugby league footballer who plays centre for the Featherstone Rovers.
|Full name||Joseph Ikenasio Poiva Leilua Kelemete|
|Born||12 December 1991
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||186 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||106 kg (16 st 10 lb)|
Leilua previously played for the Sydney Roosters, Newcastle Knights and the Canberra Raiders in the National Rugby League. He played for the City Origin team in 2012, and played as a winger earlier in his career.
Leilua played his junior rugby league for Hurstville United before being signed by the St. George Illawarra Dragons.
In 2010, Leilua joined the Sydney Roosters. Leilua played for the Roosters’ NYC team in 2010, scoring 3 tries in 4 games.
In 2009, he played for the Australian Schoolboys team.
Leilua finished the 2011 NRL season with him playing in 23 matches and scoring 11 tries for the Roosters.
On 7 February 2022, Leilua made his club debut for Featherstone in their 28-6 victory over Leigh.