Two men accused of assaulting ex-All Black in Queenstown


Two men accused of assaulting ex-All Black Justin Marshall (right) in Queenstown have been granted bail.

The Christchurch accused Tai Samuel Neilson, 25, and Adam David Kearns, 23, have been jointly charged with assaulting Queenstown-based Marshall with intent to injure him after an incident last Friday.

No other details of the alleged incident were made available in Queenstown District Court during a sitting before registrar Fiona Hutchins this afternoon.

Hutchins declined an application from Marshall for name suppression.

Kearns tells APNZ he was in Queenstown to celebrate his birthday when there was an altercation with Marshall. 

They ended up on the ground, Kearns says, and he cut his head

Neilson and Kearns have been bailed to their home addresses in Christchurch between 9pm and 6am each day and are scheduled to appear in Queenstown District Court to make a plea on May 19.

Marshall earlier today declined to shed much light on the matter, saying: “I’m trying to get name suppression to be honest. I don’t really want to make any comment.”