Fijians charged after nightclub incident

Stade Français duo Vuidravuwalu Waisea and Josaia Raisuqe will be put on trial on 29 November after an incident at a Paris nightclub on Sunday.

Both players have been charged with 'voluntary violence in a state of drunkenness', while Raisuqe has also been charged with 'sexual assault'.

The players were reportedly taken into custody at 3:00am on Sunday, after an incident involving a woman and her friends, who tried to defend her.

One of the victims, a 35-year-old specialist educator, told the police that Raisuqe had 'brutally touched her breast'. There was then an altercation between the players and two friends of the woman, who claim to have received several punches.

Waisea and Raisuqe appeared in court on Tuesday and were released after their court date was confirmed.

Stade Français said the club condemned any violence against women and promised to take appropriate action if the charges were proved.

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