Two accused of assaulting Justin Marshall

Justin Marshall
Justin Marshall
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 other.

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 Roast.

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.