Wallaby arrested in Japan
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Australia flank George Smith has been arrested by the Tokyo Police, according to Japanese Media.
The Yomiuri Shimbun daily reported that the Reds star was arrested after assaulting a taxi driver on December 31.
According to the report, the assault occurred after the intoxicated Smith refused to pay the taxi fare.
The 111 Test-capped Wallaby, who is currently based in Tokyo at Suntory Sungoliath during Super Rugby's off-season, denied the allegations, the paper added.
However, Suntory confirmed his arrest in a statement.
"It is true that George Smith, under contract to our rugby team, has been arrested," the statement stated.
"We issue a heartfelt apology to the victim, as well as other related people, as well as to the many people who have worried and been caused problems by this,"