Wallabies Star Robbed Outside Hotel In South Africa

Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou has suffered minor cuts to his arm after having his phone snatched in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Rugby Australia says Tupou was walking back to the team hotel after dinner with Wallabies front-row teammates about 9.15pm on Saturday when a man grabbed his phone.

He gave chase but the man jumped into a waiting vehicle and he suffered the cuts to his arm as he tried to grab the phone out of the car.

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"Tupou thought it was one of his teammates," Rugby Australia said in a statement.

"When he realised he didn’t know the person, he gave chase and tried to grab it out of the car and suffered some minor cuts to his arm."