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Australia's Slater attacked outside nightclub in Manchester

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The Canadian Press
11/11/2013 9:08:41 AM
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MANCHESTER, England -- British police have released Australia rugby league fullback Billy Slater after he was arrested following a nightclub scuffle in Manchester.

The Melbourne and Queensland representative player was out celebrating Australia's third win of the Rugby League World Cup when he became involved in a scuffle early Monday.

Australia's team management says Slater was released without charge. A team statement says Slater was the victim, having been attacked as he returned to a nightclub to collect his jacket.

The statement says police reviewed video footage of the incident and found that Slater "acted in self-defence."

The team says players were "free of official duties" as Australia prepares for Saturday's quarterfinal against the United States in the Welsh city of Wrexham.

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