Former surfing star Chris Davidson has died following an alleged one-punch assault outside a pub on the north-central coast of New South Wales.
Police say Davidson was punched in the face and hit in the head, causing him to fall to the ground and lose consciousness.
Grant Coleman, 42, has been charged with assault causing death. He is the brother of Waratahs his coach Darren his Coleman, who drove to the Mid-North coast to feed his family on Sunday.
Emergency services were called to Sportsman’s Way in South West Rocks shortly after 11pm on Saturday.
Davidson was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to Kempsey Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.
Davidson, who represented Australia in surfing, lived in the South West Rocks.
Police arrested Grant Coleman at his home about 30 minutes after the alleged assault. He was denied bail and was scheduled to appear in Port Macquarie Bail Court on Sunday.
A crime scene was established at the location and was investigated by a forensic team on Sunday morning.
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