Samoan denies assaulting Wales rugby players during Sevens World Cup

Gordon Langkilde has remained in San Francisco following the alleged incident

Samoa’s Gordon Langkilde has denied assaulting three Wales players at the Rugby World Cup Sevens.

Mr Langkilde pleaded not guilty to three charges of battery and one of assault after the alleged altercation on July 22nd following Wales' 24-19 victory in San Francisco.

Wales’ Tom Williams was left with broken facial bones following an incident in the tunnel while two other Welsh players also suffered injuries to their face after the match.

The WRU have stated no Welsh player is facing any sanctions for the incident, with Williams believed to have broken his nose and cheekbone.

Criminal charges were read to Mr Langkilde in San Francisco and he denied two charges of felony battery, one charge of felony and one charge of misdemeanour battery.

Mr Langkilde has to remain in America until his trial on 15 August.