SAMOA player Gordon Langkilde has been formally charged after an altercation with former RGC Academy star Tom Williams at the World Rugby 7s Cup.

The incident, which left Williams with a broken nose and cheekbone, has led to police action and a subsequent court appearance for the disgraced star, who is also accused of assaulting an unnamed 26-year-old Welsh player.

A source told the Journal that Langkilde punched Williams in the tunnel after he scored the golden try in Wales’ win over Samoa, and he then struck the talented back again from behind as he was trying to get off the floor during the melee.

Following an investigation by the San Franciso Police Department in the United States where the tournament was taking place, Langkilade was arrested "on the charges of Aggravated Assault (felony) and Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury".

A police statement confirmed that he was booked into San Francisco County Jail while an "active and ongoing investigation" took place.

San Francisco's district attorney office confirmed Langkilde has been charged with four counts, which included one of assault and three of battery The initial police statement issued confirmed reports three Wales players were hurt during the tournament but says Langkilde is accused of assaulting two players.

The statement read: "Langkilde, a visiting rugby player (Samoa) is accused of assaulting two players of another visiting rugby team.

“A 26 year-old, male (Wales) sustained facial injuries and a 21 year-old, male (Wales) suffered broken facial bones. A third victim, a 24 year-old, male (Wales) sustained facial injuries during the incident.

"Langkilde was taken into custody without incident at his San Francisco hotel."

Following a court appearance relating to the charges, Langkilde has been told to remain in the United States until his next hearing scheduled for Tuesday, July 31.