Luke Morgan: Rugby sevens tunnel scuffle was
Wales Sevens participant Luke Morgan has spoken of his shock about an alleged tunnel altercation with Samoa’s Gordon Langkilde.
The incident ultimately month’s World Cup in San Francisco left him and two of his team-mates with facial accidents.
Langkilde was arrested and has since pleaded not guilty to a few expenses.
“It was a little bit of a shot from behind and the very last thing you anticipate when you find yourself strolling again from a recreation,” mentioned Morgan.
“It was a one-off hit. You choose your self up and you might be superb, so no dramas.”
Morgan and Ben Roach suffered facial accidents following Wales’ win over Samoa on 22 July, whereas Tom Williams, who scored the sport’s successful attempt, was handled for a damaged nostril and cheekbone.
He subsequently missed the ultimate day’s motion.
“There was a scuffle within the tunnel afterwards however it’s a police matter on the market and we’ve left it for them to kind out,” mentioned Morgan, who will play 15s rugby with Ospreys this season.
“The very fact it’s a police matter exhibits the severity of it – it’s of their palms now so we try to neglect about it.
“One thing like that isn’t what you need to be doing in the course of a match, however these had been the playing cards we acquired dealt and it occurred out of the blue.”
The incident occurred on the second day of the three-day match.
“Tom broke his nostril so he could not play the day after however I used to be all proper to play,” mentioned Morgan.
“We performed Eire on the morning after. There was some stuff we needed to do like make police statements, however we simply needed to crack on and get on with the job.”
Morgan and Williams have since linked up with the Ospreys, who play their first pre-season pleasant on Saturday, 11 August towards Northampton in Bridgend.
“Tom [Williams] is all proper now,” mentioned Morgan.
“I feel he has had worse slaps earlier than. He’s again in full coaching now and searching good.”
Throughout his arraignment – the place legal expenses are learn to the defendant – in San Francisco, Langkilde denied two expenses of felony battery, one cost of felony assault and one cost of misdemeanour battery.
Langkilde should stay within the US and is subsequent due in courtroom on 15 August.
The Welsh Rugby Union has mentioned no Welsh participant is going through any sanctions for the incident.