Alafoti Fa'osiliva released by Bath after he pleaded guilty to assaulting student

Alafoti Fa'osiliva has been released by Bath
Alafoti Fa'osiliva has been released by Bath
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Samoan international back-row forward Alafoti Fa'osiliva has been released by Bath following his guilty plea for assaulting a university student.

The 30-year-old admitted knocking Nissi Kyeremeh unconscious in a serious unprovoked attack in the SouthGate area of Bath at about 2.30am on 6th February.

The 21-year-old student was left with a black eye and swollen face following the attack, with his eye left bloodshot for six weeks.

Earlier today, Bath released a statement announcing the termination effective immediately.

"Bath Rugby can confirm that Alafoti Fa'osiliva has been released from his contract with immediate effect, following his recent guilty plea for assault and consequent suspended custodial sentence."

Fa'osiliva who joined the Premiership rugby club back in 2013, featured for Samoa at the last year's Rugby World Cup making two appearances against the United States and Scotland.

Fa'osiliva who has earned 15 caps for Samoa, also previously enjoyed an impressive stint in Rugby Sevens for the Pacific Island nation.