Wallabies legend Toutai Kefu is reportedly clinging to life after being stabbed during a home invasion.
The Australian rugby cult hero was stabbed in the stomach inside his family home in Brisbane during an incident where his wife, son and daughter are also reported to have been injured.
All four were taken to hospital in ambulances.
The 47-year-old is undergoing surgery at the Princess Alexandria Hospital.
Wallaby Toutai Kefu playing against France in 1998.Source:AFP
He was reportedly defending his family after three men broke into the family home in Coorparoo around 3am (AEST) on Monday morning.
According to Channel 7, neighbours were woken and raced to the scene to help, holding down one of the alleged offenders who was arrested at the scene.
According to a Queensland Police statement, two men are in police custody. Further offenders fled in a car toward Woolloongabba.
Sunrise’s Brisbane correspondent Bianca Stone reported Monday morning Kefu is “fighting for life”.
She described the incident as a “stabbing rampage” and a “large brawl” when speaking on Channel 7 Monday morning.
The statement released by Queensland Police confirmed a “violent” altercation left four members of the home injured.
“Police have two males in custody following a burglary and wounding in Cooparoo this morning,” the statement read.
“Police were called to Buena Vista Avenue at around 3am in relation to an incident.
“Early information suggested a number of males were disturbed breaking into a dwelling there and a violent altercation left four members of the house injured.
“One male was restrained and taken into custody at the scene.
“Further offenders fled in a car toward Woolloongabba.
“The four injured residents were transported to the Princess Alexander Hospital for treatment. A man in his 40s has serious injuries. Investigators urge witnesses to contact police.”
Queensland Rugby Country Coach, Toutai Kefu. Photo: Marc Robertson.Source:News Corp Australia
Kefu’s wife suffered a significant arm injury, while his son suffered lacerations to his back and abdominals. His daughter suffered a hand injury.
Kefu played 60 times for the Wallabies, including winning the World Cup in 1999, and made 103 appearances for the Queensland Reds during his career.
He became a cult hero when scoring one of the most iconic tries in Bledisloe Cup history in the 2001 series when his last-minute try saw the Wallabies win the Cup.
He is currently the head coach of the Tongan national team.
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