Tupou robbed of mobile phone outside Australia hotel
JOHANNESBURG, July 14 (Reuters) - Australia prop Taniela Tupou suffered no major injuries after having his mobile phone snatched out of his hand in a robbery outside the team hotel in Johannesburg’s upmarket Sandton district on Saturday evening.
Tupou had minor scratches from the incident, which came after he had been out for a planned dinner with team mates.
"Last night went out for dinner with the front rowers, it was just outside the hotel and I went back, someone came from behind and took my phone," he told the Australian Rugby website on Sunday.
"I thought it was one of the boys so I looked back and he was wearing a hoodie and ran with my phone.
"I tried to chase after him, he got in the car and I got a bit of a cut but I'm fine. The only thing is I lost my phone but I can live with that."
Police took statements from Tupou and team mates who witnessed the incident but no arrests have been made.