Home invasion

Wallabies great Toutai Kefu reveals scary details about home invasion

The 47-year-old, was at home in the early hours of August 16 when three people broke into his family home in Coorparoo, Brisbane. 

Police charged four teenage boys with attempted murder and other offences, alleging they carried out the attack with an axe, a knife and a machete injuring Kefu's wife, son and daughter.

"There was blood everywhere at this stage, it was unbelievable," Kefu told the Please Explain podcast this week. "The police that came in could not believe the crime scene."

Tearful Kefu says grateful to be alive after violent attack

The 47-year-old, who played 60 tests for the Wallabies around the turn of the century, wiped away tears as he revealed details of the home invasion by knife-wielding teenagers in the early hours of Monday morning.

"I'm just grateful that we all got out, we're alive. Might be a little bit of damage moving forward but we're still breathing," Kefu, wearing a large patch on his right forearm, told reporters outside his home in Brisbane on Friday.

Fourth teen charged over attack on Toutai Kefu and family

The former Wallaby and three of his family members were attacked at their Coorparoo home in Brisbane at about 3:00am on Monday.

Police said the attack was carried out with an axe, a knife and a machete.

Mr Kefu suffered serious injuries and was hospitalised with wounds to his abdomen.

His wife, son and daughter also sustained injuries and underwent surgery.

The alleged offenders – three boys aged 15 and one boy aged 13 – have been arrested and charged with 11 offences each.

‘You’ve got this’: World reacts with shock and anger after Wallabies great stabbed in home invasion

The 47-year-old former back rower — who played 60 Tests for Australia and now coaches Tonga — is in a serious condition after reportedly being stabbed in the stomach during a home invasion in Brisbane overnight.

The news was met with shock, sadness and anger from all over the world as many took to social media to send well-wishes.

Kefu played 60 times for the Wallabies, including winning the World Cup in 1999 and scoring a matchwinning and Bledisloe Cup-winning try in 2001.

Tonga coach Toutai Kefu stabbed in alleged home invasion

Three members of Kefu's family were also injured in the attack and all four were rushed to Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Channel 7 reports that Kefu was stabbed in the stomach after the family confronted the men and a brawl erupted.

Kefu sustained an abdominal wound, while a man in his 20s, suffered lacerations to his abdomen and back, a woman in her 40s received an arm injury and a teenage girl sustained a hand injury.

It's understood Kefu's wife, son and daughter were injured.

Man arrested over attack on King’s noble Lord Dalgety

The accused has been charged with attempted robbery and bodily harm.

He has been remanded in police custody to appear at the Magistrate Court later this week.

Lord Dalgety was reportedly injured during a home invasion at his residence at Haáteiho on 8 February.


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