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RugbyU: Aussie star Ioane awaits green light to begin French adventure

Australian international wing Digby Ioane is still waiting for the medical staff of his Top 14 club Stade Francais to give him permission to start playing again, he said on Wednesday. The 28-year-old, scorer of 11 tries in his 35 Test appearances, has not been able to play since injuring a shoulder during the first Test against the British and Irish Lions in June. "I am desperate to play my first match but for the moment I do not have the right to," said Ioane, who played his club rugby in Australia with the Queensland Reds.

RugbyU: arrest warrant issued for Wallaby Ioane

An Australian court issued a warrant Monday for the arrest of Wallaby Digby Ioane, a report said, after he failed to appear in a Melbourne court over an alleged scuffle earlier this year. The Wallabies are in Melbourne ahead of the second must-win Test against the British and Irish Lions after their narrow 23-21 defeat in their first encounter in Brisbane on Saturday. Australian Associated Press said a magistrate issued the warrant after Ioane, 27, failed to appear before the Melbourne Magistrates Court over an assault charge stemming from an incident at a hotel in March.

RugbyU: Wallaby Ioane linked with French club - report

Wallabies winger Digby Ioane is close to signing with French club Stade Francais following a contractual dispute with the Queensland Reds, reports said Friday. Ioane, 27, who has played 34 Tests for the Wallabies, has given the Reds notice that he will not be taking up his option with the Super Rugby team next year, The Australian said. "Ioane is close to signing with Stade Francais, although Toulouse is also in the running," the newspaper said.

Rugby-Reds drop winger Ioane for disciplinary problem

March 11 (Reuters) - The Queensland Reds will be without Digby Ioane for Saturday's Super Rugby match against the Western Force after the Australia winger was dropped for a disciplinary problem off the pitch, the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) said on Monday. The player would continue to train with the squad and be available for selection against South Africa's Bulls next week, the QRU said in a statement.

RugbyU: Reds drop Wallaby winger Ioane over pub incident

Queensland Rugby Union Monday dropped Wallaby winger Digby Ioane from this weekend's Super 15 match against Western Force following an incident at a pub in Melbourne. Police in Victoria state said they were investigating an alleged assault of a 30-year-old man who sustained a minor leg injury on Saturday night, with Ioane interviewed. The QRU had a meeting with the player Monday and both parties agreed that Ioane had failed to demonstrate the necessary behaviour expected of a senior player within the Reds squad, officials said in a team statement.
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