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Tanyuela Tupu is pathered after being robbed near the Wawlabis hotel team in South Africa.
Wallabies supporter Taniela Tupou has been attacked outside the hotel in South Africa.
A Wallabies spokesman confirmed that Tupu was a victim of "grabbing and running" less than 50 meters from where the team stays in the center of Sandton, just before Johannesburg before the race in the Rugby Championship on Saturday (Sunday NZ).
Two returned from an organized dinner at a nearby eight-player restaurant when the incident happened on Saturday at 21.15.
"I was having a dinner with the front rowers right in front of our hotel," said Tupu. "On the way back someone just came back and picked up my phone I thought this was one of the guys so I looked back and he was wearing a hood and ran with my phone I tried to chase after him and he went into it car and I have some cuts but I'm fine I lost my phone but I can live with it. "
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Exactly in: The Wallabies player, attacked last night in South Africa, was Taniela Tupou. Take the phone 50 meters from the hotel team. At 21.15 local time a man grabbed his cell phone and ran and got into a waiting car. Tupu was a teammate. Tried small hand cuts. The police warned
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Tupu, 23 and 135 kg, is cured for his layoffs and is watched by the team of Valabis before the match of the country over the weekend against Springbok in Ellis Park.
Police took testimony from all the players who witnessed the incident. The police believe the attack is part of a series of attacks that night.
Mostly, Sydney Morning Herald understands that hotel security is within the scope of observing the incident.
Players apparently enjoyed dining at the popular Grillhouse Sandton restaurant when they returned as a group.
The restaurant is only a three-minute walk from the hotel, but the accident is surely home-grown players who walk through the streets of Sandton at night and are dangerous.
Tupu is one of the most physically frightening players in the Wallabies squad and he shows that natives are fearless when it comes to street theft.
On Sunday morning, local time, Tupu returned with teammates who were preparing to prepare in the normal way, but with a strapping of his right hand. He suffered cuts during a quarrel with the person involved in the process while trying to get back the phone.
Team officials say the 23-year-old must be allowed to play during the weekend but is understandably upset by the incident.
Wallabies will try to break their 56-year drought in Ellis Park when they take Springboks, fifth in the world.