The world’s highest-rated full-back was out celebrating his side’s comprehensive victory over Ireland on Saturday night when he was attacked. He defended himself and was thus taken into custody before being released without charge following CCTV analysis.
The 30-year-old said: “I’ve been better, but I’m going OK. I’ll put my hand up for my own actions and face the music. I think we’ve got to be aware of the situations that we find ourselves in. I suppose it’s probably a bit of a wake-up call for everyone when we do go out.
A 40-year-old man from Manchester continues to be questioned on suspicion of affray.
“I hope what happened last night doesn’t jeopardise anyone else going out and having a good time.
“We’re over here for eight weeks, and it’s important to enjoy and celebrate your wins, but obviously you’d like to stay away from these situations.”
Greater Manchester Police said the incident involving the Australian took place outside Mojos in Bridge Street, following a ‘verbal altercation’ at 2.40am. A 40-year-old man from Manchester continues to be questioned on suspicion of affray.