An Otago rugby player who “loves big contacts” has been charged with drink-driving.
Otago midfielder Sio Tomkinson looks as if he is about to have an enforced stint on the sideline and it could be for some time.
A red card to Sio Tomkinson was the low point of an ill-disciplined Otago performance in their heavy loss to Auckland yesterday.
The All Blacks have been handed another injury concern, with Patrick Tuipulotu ruled out of Auckland's Mitre 10 Cup opener against Otago this weekend.
Otago started well, Southland came home strongly but the blue and golds got up in the last score of the game to win their pre-season match 45-43 in Invercargill on Saturday.