Vainikolo appears in court over GBH charge
January 2, 2009
Lesley Vainikolo has been ordered to appear at Bristol Crown Court on January 13 © Getty Images
Gloucester and England winger Lesley Vainikolo has appeared in court to answer a charge of causing grievous bodily harm.
Tongan-born Vainikolo was arrested following a street brawl outside the Second Bridge nightclub in Bath on October 26 2008. A man in his 20s was taken to hospital with facial injuries following the incident and later discharged.
Vainikolo, clad in a blue jumper and jeans, spoke only to confirm his name before the case was sent to Bristol Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on January 13.
Gloucester travel to Saracens in the next round of Premiership action, with Vainikolo finding form after a try-scoring performance in the recent win over Bristol at the Memorial Stadium.
The Monday Maul turns its attention to drunken nights out, a blunt-talking coach, hidden agendas and crooked feeds
He teed up Obolensky's try, fought in Burma and played cricket for Warwickshire - we Rewind to look at the story of Peter Cranmer
With the World Cup just a year away, Tom Hamilton picks out five matches to ensure you have tickets for
Ahead of November's USA-All Blacks match, America's ESPN Magazine explains rugby to its readers who may not be familiar with the game