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Australian Rugby League team management can confirm Kangaroo Billy Slater was detained by police yesterday and has been released without charge.

After reviewing CCTV footage of a scuffle outside a Manchester nightclub, police have determined that Slater was the victim, who then acted in self-defence, and have informed him of his right to press charges.

Billy was returning to the venue to collect his jacket that he left behind when he was attacked. Both men were detained for several hours while police reviewed footage of the incident.

The Australian team players were free of official duties after returning from Ireland.


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