Ex-Wallaby Kefu 'out of hospital' after stabbing

Brisbane (Australia) (AFP) –


Former Australia back-rower and current Tonga coach Toutai Kefu said on Wednesday he has been discharged from hospital after being stabbed this week during an attempted burglary at his Brisbane home.

The 47-year-old was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Monday with his wife, a son and a daughter after three youths allegedly broke into their house.

"Wow. Humbling to see the outpouring of love and well wishes from family, friends, community members and the general public," Kefu said on Facebook.

"We are all doing well. Josh, Madi & myself are out of hospital and we're hoping Rach (Kefu's partner) will be able to join us tomorrow.

"We just want to say thank you for everyone's support we feel very lucky and grateful. The Kefus," he added.

Another of Kefu's daughters Olivia said her father and brother had undergone surgery.

The 15-year-old suspect -- who was tackled by neighbours at the scene -- was charged with four counts of attempted murder, among a host of other offences.

A second 15-year-old was arrested after attending a Brisbane hospital with injuries, while a third person remains on the run.

Kefu was born in Tonga but played 60 times for the Wallabies and won the 1999 Rugby World Cup before taking over at the Pacific Islanders' five years ago.