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New court date set for Wallaby winger Digby Ioane

June 25, 2013

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia winger Digby Ioane has been given a revised court date after reporting to police in Victoria state on Tuesday, a day after a warrant was issued for his arrest when he failed to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on an assault charge.

The 27-year-old Ioane, who has been ruled out of the remainder of Australia’s three-test series against the British and Irish Lions after injuring his shoulder in the 23-21 loss last weekend, is set to appear in the court on Aug. 6

Ioane was suspended by the Queensland Reds for one match after it emerged he’d been involved in an incident at a pub after a match against the Melbourne Rebels in March. Ioane and his older brother reportedly were involved in a scuffle over a phone.

The Australian Rugby Union issued a statement Monday saying it had worked “expeditiously with Digby Ioane and Victorian Police to attend to this matter” and had expected the new date to be fixed.

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