Rugby

Ex-All Blacks star Kelleher arrested

2016-06-23 09:42
Byron Kelleher (Getty Images)

Toulouse - Former All Blacks scrumhalf Byron Kelleher has been arrested in the French city of Toulouse and placed in custody for "destruction and domestic violence," a police source said.

The 39-year-old was picked up in the early hours of Wednesday morning at his home where he was alleged to be in a drunk condition and taken into custody.

He was still under arrest on Wednesday afternoon, confirming a report in the Depeche du Midi newspaper.

Kelleher, who played for Toulouse from 2007-2011, has fallen foul of the law in France before.

In 2009, he was involved in a brawl after a collision with a car while driving under the influence. He was also arrested in October 2013 in Bordeaux for drink driving.

Kelleher, capped 57 times by the All Blacks, started his career with Highlanders and Chiefs in New Zealand before playing at Toulouse for four seasons, helping the French giants to the Top 14 title in 2008 and 2011 and European Cup in 2010.

He moved to Stade Français in June 2011 where he spent one season before returning to Toulouse where he opened a rugby-themed bar in 2015.

Read more on:    all blacks  |  rugby

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Which of the 4 South African team will finish with the fewest Super Rugby SA Conference points?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.