Wan cleared by Australian court

The PNG Rugby Football League has confirmed that former PNG Kumuls and SP Hunters prop, Henry Wan has been cleared of all charges by the courts in Australia and has returned to the country.

Wan was detained by New South Wales police after the Pacific Test back in May of this year to answer to a Sydney courthouse over allegations of sexual assault.

“After seven months in Australia, his trial was finally held in November and a week ago, the court acquitted him and found him not guilty of the allegations of sexual assault.

“This is very great outcome for rugby league. The PNGRFL stood behind Henry from the start until the end of the case and with the support of the NRL, we are able to make this announcement now.

“He has since flown back to Port Moresby and will most likely go join his family in Mt. Hagen. We thank everyone for your thoughts, prayers and support,” said CEO of the PNGRFL, Reatau Rau.

SP Hunters coach, Michael Marum said Wan was originally named in the Hunters 2018 train-on squad.

“After I spoke to him, he told me he wanted to spend time with his family first. We respect that. Hopefully we see him back in the Hunters colors next year or the year after,” said Marum.

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