Manly Sea Eagles’ Manase Fainu released from custody after alleged stabbing

Manly Sea Eagles hooker Manase Fainu has been granted bail and will be released from custody after stabbing charges of a man at a church.

The 21-year-old has spent the past two weeks in Parklea Correctional Centre after allegedly stabbing a 24-year-old man at a church dance last month.

Fainu has denied three charges levelled by police: wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, affray, and recklessly causing grievous bodily harm.

Fainu remains stood down from playing duties under the NRL’s no-fault stand down rule until his case is finalised in court.

He has been permitted by the courts to attend Manly training sessions and medical appearances. Fainu’s case will be heard in Liverpool Local Court on December 16.

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