Mike Phillips spends night in jail after arrest

Wales and Lions rugby star Mike Phillips has been arrested over an alleged assault on a taxi driver with whom he had a dispute over a fare, the BBC reported on Friday.

South Wales Police confirmed a 26-year-old man had been held in custody before being released on bail while inquiries continue.

The player’s agent Mike Burton said: “Mike Phillips has been cooperating with the police investigation. But there is nothing in the allegation at all.”


The alleged incident happened three days after Phillips returned home from the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa where he was one of the stand-out performers in all three Test matches.

Phillips, who has 38 caps for his country and plays club rugby for Ospreys, made the headlines in October last year when he was assaulted in the early hours in Cardiff just days after undergoing keyhole surgery on a knee injury that had sidelined him for seven months.

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