RUGBY star Daniel Igbinedion throttled his girlfriend and pulled a knife on her, a jury heard.
The attack allegedly happened during a violent and coercive relationship with Katy Lyles.
The 6ft 2in prop was said to have left insurance broker Ms Lyles, 35, with bruises on her neck.
She told the court: “He tried to kill me. He tried to strangle me. Daniel pointed a knife at me.”
On another occasion he was said to have picked her up and slung her over his shoulder to carry her out of a party.
The Oldham player was said to have called her a “slag” over the way she was dressed and dragged her back to their hotel.
Ms Lyles told Bradford crown court: “I was fearful. He manhandled me.”
Igbinedion, of Bingley, West Yorkshire, denies assault and coercive behaviour.
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