Guinness Premiership
Vainikolo appears in court over GBH charge
January 2, 2009
Gloucester and England winger Lesley Vainikolo, October 4 2008
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.


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