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Wallabies & Reds winger Ioane has new court date

Digby Ioane has to report at the courts after the Super Rugby season has completed

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Article Published: Tuesday 25 June 2013

Injured Wallabies and Reds winger has been given a revised court date after reporting to police in Victoria state on Tuesday - a day after he was ruled out of the Lions Test series.

A warrant was issued for Ioane's arrest on Monday 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 21-23 loss last weekend, is set to appear in the court on Aug. 6.

The Super Rugby final is on the 6th of August and the Reds are still in contention for the title but it is now known whether Ioane will play a part in the rest of the Reds Super Rugby campaign due to his injury.

Ioane was suspended by the Queensland Reds in March for one match after it emerged he'd been involved in an incident at a pub after a match against the Melbourne Rebels.

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.

Shortly after Ioane met with the Police he posted a message on his Twitter and Instagram accounts saying, ""Love media. Keep talking!' God will always have my back #blessed".

Ioane has signed a two year contract - believed to be worth more than $2 million, with French club Stade Francais which starts at the end of the season.

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