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11 Aug 2020
7:58 am

Tonga back-rower Tau sacked by Bayonne for drink-driving


Tonga back-rower Sione Tau was sacked by Bayonne after being under the influence of alcohol in a car crash, sources within the French club told AFP on Monday.

Sione Tau joined Bayonne after spells in France with Perpignan and Agen . AFP/File/MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE

Tau, 31, who has four Test appearances, joined the Basque side last October after serving a two-year ban for a masking product used to cover up performance-enhancing drugs.

According to local newspaper Sud Ouest, Tau was involved in an incident whilst driving a vehicle given to him by the Top 14 side.

The forward, who had signed a new deal in March keeping him with the outfit until 2022, crashed into two other cars but no-one was hurt.