Tonga national rugby coach clinging to life after stabbed inside family home

By Tyson Otto, news.com.au

A Wallabies cult hero has reportedly been stabbed inside his family home in a “stabbing rampage” where his wife and children were also injured.

Wallabies legend Toutai Kefu has been rushed to hospital and 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.

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 toThe Courier-Mail, two men are in police custody.

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.

His 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 is currently the head coach of the Tongan national team.

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