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7s Rep On Bail

7s Rep On Bail
Fiji Airways 7s Fijian rep Vatemo Ravouvou. Photo: Zimbio
November 23
10:00 2017

The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s team almost made a disastrous start to their World Sevens Series campaign yesterday.

This was after one player was bailed from the Nadi Magistrates Court hours before the team departed for the World Sevens Series in Dubai and some almost missed the flight because of booking issues.

The team had arrived at Nadi International Airport to catch a Virgin Australian flight to Brisbane and then a connecting flight to Dubai.

However, before this Fiji Airways 7s coach Gareth Baber had to go to Nadi Magistrates Court for an assault case against Vatemo Ravouvou.

Ravouvou appeared in court a couple of hours before being allowed to fly out with the national team to Dubai after Baber provided one surety for bail.

Ravouvou and three others were charged with assault causing actual bodily harm to another person.

It is alleged that the men were drinking at Saunaka Village on November 19 when Ravouvou and the three assaulted the victim.

The four appeared before Magistrate Chandani Dias and were bailed for $1000 with a similar surety.

Baber had gone to the courthouse and provided himself as surety for Ravouvou.

At the airport, it is believed that only six players, were initially allowed to fly out with the rest of the team missing the flight.

It is believed the problem had to do with booking issues between Virgin Australia and Emirates Airlines.

However, the matter was sorted out before the flight left for Brisbane.

When SUNsports contacted Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer, John O’Connor regarding the booking issues, he says; “I was not aware of the issue as I have not received any reports on it.”

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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