A Montgomery rugby star is set to receive a formal apology and compensation after he was assaulted while playing for Wales in the United States of America.

Former RGC academy star Tom Williams, who now plays for Ospreys, suffered a broken nose and cheekbone while team-mates Luke Morgan and Ben Roach also suffered facial injuries when they were assaulted by Samoan player Gordon Langkilde following a sevens match held in San Francisco on July 22.

Langkilde, 22, had been in remanded custody in the United States for nearly two months before pleading guilty to two misdemeanor counts of 'assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury' at a hearing on Wednesday, September 19.

As part of his sentence the Samoan will be banned from rugby for a year, and will have to write formal letters of apology to the victims, as well as completing 100 hours community service.

He was also ordered to donate $2,500 (£1,900) to charity and complete an anger management course.

The incident occurred in the tunnel following Wales 24-19 victory over Samoa at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Williams scored the winning try in the game, but was unable to play the following day due to his injuries.

Team-mate Luke Morgan had spoken of his shock following the incident, which occurred on the second day of a three day competition.

"Something like that is not what you want to be doing in the middle of a tournament, but those were the cards we got dealt and it happened out of the blue," he told the BBC afterwards.

"Tom broke his nose so he couldn't play the day after but I was all right to play.

"We played Ireland on the morning after. There was some stuff we had to do like make police statements, but we just had to crack on and get on with the job."

Langkilde has also been suspended from rugby by the World Rugby, the game's governing body, while they carry out their own investigation.

His fine of $2,500 will be paid to Play Rugby, a US based junior rugby charity.