Posted on 8/03/2013The intervention of Moloney MacCallum Lawyers has cleared Manly Sea Eagles winger Jorge Taufua to take his place in the NRL clash against Brisbane at Lang Park tonight.
Taufua was banned from entering any licensed venues in Queensland
after it was alleged that he spat at a police officer in Surfers
Paradise last year. The urgent application which was this morning heard before the Southport Magistrates Court was vital to ensure that Taufua wasn't arrested for walking into the stadium to play.
The matter was brought on before the Court after Taufua's Solicitor, Campbell MacCallum of Moloney MacCallum Lawyers discovered the strict bail condition could prevent Taufua from playing in Manley's opening NRL bash tonight at Lang Park.
A Southport Magistrate today altered bail conditions that prevented him from entering licensed venues in Queensland - a category that includes Lang Park. Taufua is now able to enter licensed premises for the purposes of his employment as a rugby league player.
Outside the court, Taufua's lawyer Campbell MacCallum said his client was relieved. "He can now play tonight which is the most important thing," he said.
"He had a condition whereby he was unable to enter a licensed premises in Queensland." "Technically that meant he could be arrested if he entered the stadium given that it is a licensed premises, but that's now been rectified."