Star’s alleged involvement in shock stabbing takes new twist

Manly star Manase Fainu hasn’t played since 2019 after his alleged involvement in a stabbing at a Mormon church dance.

However, Fainu’s management will call on the NRL to reconsider his suspension after two witnesses came forward dismissing the idea that the Sea Eagles man was responsible, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The 22-year-old pleaded not guilty to wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, affray and recklessly causing grievous bodily harm in company over the incident.

Fainu’s trial was scheduled to be heard last month but is set to be delayed another painstaking year due to COVID-19, though the hooker did have his bail conditions changed – he now only needs to liaise with police three times a week as opposed to daily.

“The alleged victim doesn’t know what happened to him,” Fainu’s lawyer, Paul McGirr told The Herald.

“There are two other defence witnesses that were not interviewed by police and I am confident that they will say it was not my client that was the perpetrator of this offence.”

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