Rugby: Former All Blacks star Byron Kelleher has charges dismissed

Former All Blacks halfback Byron Kelleher.
Former All Blacks halfback Byron Kelleher. Photo credit: Photosport

Former All Black Byron Kelleher has been discharged without conviction, after facing charges of assault and wilful damage. 

Kelleher, 43, had been drinking, when he damaged the complainant's Auckland property and became involved in a minor physical altercation with him, according to Stuff. 

Lawyer Mark Edgar described it as a "push and shove match" with his fiancee's ex-partner in September, 2019. 

On Friday, Kelleher was granted diversion and his charges were dismissed at Auckland District Court. He wasn't at court for the hearing. 

During his career, Kelleher played 57 tests for New Zealand at halfback, along with 92 Super Rugby games for the Highlanders and Chiefs. 

He was involved in a few alcohol-related incidents while playing in France, including two reported drink-driving infringements.

In March 2017, Kelleher was also found guilty of domestic violence, after attacking a woman he was with and damaging property.