Wallaby Timani faces court for throwing bottle at nightclub bouncer

Lopeti Timani (Getty Images)
Lopeti Timani (Getty Images)

La Rochelle - Australian rugby international Lopeti Timani, who plays for French team La Rochelle, is due in court on charges stemming from an incident when he threw a bottle at a nightclub bouncer.

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The hearing is scheduled for June 8 in La Rochelle.

"Lopeti Timani is being prosecuted for violence with a weapon for throwing a bottle into the faces of bouncers, who are themselves being prosecuted for organised violence," deputy public prosecutor Clement Incerti told AFP.

Timani, a Tongan-born back-row forward, has played 12 times for Australia.

According to reports in the regional press, last May he threw the bottle at two bouncers. One suffered a face wound that forced him to miss at least eight days' work.

The bouncers then reportedly retaliated together, without causing Timani any serious injuries.

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