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This is one way to stop a Manly Sea Eagles' player

harrofam

harrofam

This is one way to stop a Manly Sea Eagles' player


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[*] by: Tanya Westthorp
[*] From: Gold Coast Bulletin
[*] March 08, 2013 12:00AM
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http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/this-is-one-way-to-stop-a-manly-sea-eagles-player/story-e6freon6-1226592810427
http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2013/03/07/1226592/733351-jorge.jpg
VENUE BAN: Jorge Taufua in action for Manly. Picture: Mark Evans Source: News Limited



THIS man wants to play against the Broncos in tonight's NRL season-opener in Queensland. But there's one problem - he'll be arrested the moment he walks into the stadium.

Manly Sea Eagles winger Jorge Taufua could be arrested the moment he sets foot inside Suncorp Stadium tonight if he fails in his bid to have his bail conditions changed.
Taufua will seek an urgent hearing in the Southport Magistrates Court ahead of tonight's opening-round match against the Broncos.
Taufua was banned from entering any licensed venues in Queensland after he was charged with spitting at a police officer in Surfers Paradise last year.
Suncorp Stadium is a licensed venue and Taufua would technically be in breach of his bail just by being there.
He is to make the urgent application to Southport Magistrates Court this morning after his lawyer, Campbell MacCallum, discovered the strict conditions could prevent him from playing.
Manly considers the situation so serious it is understood senior executives from the club will drive Taufua to the Gold Coast from Brisbane for this morning's hearing.
Mr MacCallum held an 11th-hour meeting with Southport chief magistrate Ron Kilner in chambers yesterday requesting the special hearing be dealt with at 9am so Taufua has time to focus on tonight's match.
"The request for the urgent special hearing has arisen due to the fact that technically he may not be allowed to enter into any part of Suncorp Stadium tonight and therefore not be allowed to play, after strict bail conditions were imposed upon him after his arrest last year," Mr MacCallum said.
"I contacted the stadium and have checked with liquor licensing and certainly all, or at least large parts, of the areas inside the stadium are classified as licensed premises.
"Potentially, Taufua could be in breach of the court order and more importantly, could be lawfully arrested before or after the game.
"Unfortunately, he can't be confirmed to play until the chief magistrate makes a decision whether or not to remove the condition."
Mr MacCallum will request the ban on entering licensed premises be removed from Taufua's bail conditions or, at least, allow a variation so he can play.
Taufua forced his way into the NRL last year, racking up 24 matches in his debut season in first grade and featuring in all three of Manly's finals matches.
The rookie winger landed in trouble last October when he allegedly spat at police after an altercation outside Shooters in Surfers Paradise about 3.35am.
He faced court the next day with bandages on his head and right eye. A hearing into the charges is set down for Monday. 
Dogga

Dogga

I don't think its alleged any more as he was charged 
harrofam

harrofam

I'm no legal expert but I think it would still be termed ''alleged'' until the ''charge'' was proven. 
WestEndAthletics

WestEndAthletics

Tanya was being lazy.....read the story again. Dumb, lazy journalists.........He has charged and sentenced ....hence the conditon imposed. 
harrofam

harrofam

Yes looks like you are right WEA. 
Marcus1979

Marcus1979

When is the court case? 
harrofam

harrofam

I've read the story a few times.Has me confused but I think the case is done and dusted.....:scratch: 
Marcus1979

Marcus1979

its the M.O of News Ltd journalists put as much sensationalist spin on it and be light on details and the details that you do provide make them as ambiguous as possible. 
Watnow

Watnow

Cleared to play 
WestEndAthletics

WestEndAthletics

As he should be - unreasonable condition imposed.

He has someting to prove tonight..........last year wasn't a fluke!!! 
nodd

nodd

It was bail conditions- aren't you on bail until your case is heard?? 
harrofam

harrofam

That was how I thought things worked........well at least it is in all the tv crime shows I've watched over the years. 
harrofam

harrofam

[h=1]Court allows Sea Eagle Jorge Taufua to play Brisbane Broncos in round one NRL action at Suncorp Stadium[/h]
[LIST]
[*] Tanya Westthorp
[*] Gold Coast Bulletin
[*] March 08, 2013 12:00AM
[*]

http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/this-is-one-way-to-stop-a-manly-sea-eagles-player/story-e6frep9o-1226592927488
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http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2013/03/08/1226592/733351-jorge.jpg
VENUE BAN: Jorge Taufua in action for Manly. Picture: Mark Evans Source: News Limited



MANLY Sea Eagle winger Jorge Taufua has been cleared to play in tonight's NRL season opener against the Brisbane broncos.

A last minute court hearing successfully changed his bail conditions to allow the winger to take to the field at Suncorp Stadium.
Taufua was banned from entering any licensed venues in Queensland after he was charged with spitting at a police officer in Surfers Paradise last year.
Suncorp Stadium is a licensed venue and Taufua would technically have been in breach of his bail just by being there.
The winger was silent as he walked from the office of his lawyer Campbell MacCallum to the Southport Court just before 9am.
The variation will ban him from entering all licensed premises in Queensland, except for the purposes of his employment as a rugby league player.


Mr MacCallum held an 11th-hour meeting with Southport chief magistrate Ron Kilner in chambers yesterday to request the special hearing.Taufua forced his way into the NRL last year, racking up 24 matches in his debut season in first grade and featuring in all three of Manly's finals matches.
The rookie winger landed in trouble last October when he allegedly spat at a police officer after an altercation outside Shooters in Surfers Paradise about 3.35am.
He faced court the next day with bandages on his head and right eye. A hearing into the charges is set down for Monday.
- Gold Coast Bulletin 
nodd

nodd

Matlock police, division 4, cop shop, bluey? 
harrofam

harrofam

Don't forget Homicide.....Sgt.McKay always got his man. 
nodd

nodd

Doh!

how could I forget homicide? 
harrofam

harrofam

Shame on you nodd. Homicide was a Tuesday night institution that I watched every week from grade 3 (1967) on. 
nodd

nodd

guess what year I was born! 
harrofam

harrofam

2 short of 69?????? 
nadyone

nadyone

If you're on bail, then you have simply been charged, not sentenced.
The word people are looking for is "probation". 

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