sport news Eyewitness gives account of Manly NRL star Manase Fainu allegedly stabbing ... trends now

sport news Eyewitness gives account of Manly NRL star Manase Fainu allegedly stabbing ... trends now
sport news Eyewitness gives account of Manly NRL star Manase Fainu allegedly stabbing ... trends now

sport news Eyewitness gives account of Manly NRL star Manase Fainu allegedly stabbing ... trends now

Manly star Manase Fainu was not content after stabbing a church youth leader in the back puncturing his lung, and continued to swing the blade and cut his eyebrow, a jury was told.

Crown prosecutor Emma Curran in her closing address in the Parramatta District Court on Tuesday said a witness was asked whether Fainu had 'started the fight,' that evening.

'No, but he ended it,' Ms Curran recalled Tony Quach saying.

'That is precisely what happened,' the court was told.

Manase Fainu arrives at the Parramatta District Court on August 9 for his trial over an alleged stabbing

Manase Fainu arrives at the Parramatta District Court on August 9 for his trial over an alleged stabbing

Fainu, 24, has pleaded not guilty to wounding Faamanu Levi with intent to cause grievous bodily harm at Wattle Grove late at night on October 25, 2019.

Ms Curran told the court the Manly Sea Eagles player and his friends had been kicked out of an event organised by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, following a fight on the dancefloor.

Fainu later scaled a fence to get back in, followed by four of his friends who approached Mr Levi and began a brawl, she said.

Faamanu Levi, who was severely injured after a stabbing, leaves Parramatta District Court on July 27

Faamanu Levi, who was severely injured after a stabbing, leaves Parramatta District Court on July 27

'When things looked like they were getting out of hand, Mr Fainu pulled out a knife and plunged it into the back of Mr Levi, causing a wound that punctured his lung and caused internal bleeding.

'Not content with having stabbed him once ... (Fainu) moved around to the front of Mr Levi and swung the knife upwards towards (his) face cutting him across the eyebrow.

'Then he ran back to the car,' the court was told.

Manase Fainu has played 24 matches for the Manly Sea Eagles since making his debut in 2018

Manase Fainu has played 24 matches for the Manly Sea Eagles since making his debut in 2018

Ms Curran submitted that Mr Quach gave impressive, persuasive evidence in painstaking detail.

'He told you ... that

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