Two men accused of assaulting former All Black Justin
Marshall with intent to injure him in Queenstown on Good Friday
have been remanded on bail until next month.
Tai Samuel Neilson (25), of Hornby, Christchurch and Adam
David Kearns (23), of Hoon Hay, Christchurch, did not appear
in the Queenstown District Court this afternoon.
Registrar Fiona Hutchins said the men were remanded to their
home addresses on bail conditions including a curfew from 9pm
to 6am daily; not to consume alcohol or illicit drugs; not to
associate with directly or indirectly with Marshall or each
An application by Marshall for name suppression was declined.
The pair will reappear in the Queenstown District Court on
May 19 where pleas will be entered.
Marshall, 40, is a former New Zealand halfback who played 81
games for the All Blacks between 1995 and 2005.
He is still closely affiliated to the team and union through
his work as a Sky Sports rugby commentator.
Marshall launched a new business venture last week, the New
Zealand franchise of Aussie-founded Coast to Coast the Golden
But he backed down on using a silver fern in the business
venture's logo following "discussions'' with the New Zealand
Rugby Union after being told it was too similar to the NZRU's
trademarked silver fern.