Brad Takairangi handed suspended jail sentence but free to play

Josh McAllister
Brad Takairangi Hull KR

Hull KR have provided an update on centre Brad Takairangi following his charges. 

Takairangi, 32, has been given a suspended jail sentence for crashing into a police car on the wrong side of the road while drunk in January. He has also been ordered to carry out 300 hours of community work.

He admitted two drink-driving offences at Hull Magistrates’ Court on 3 March. The Cook Islands international was stood down earlier in March while awaiting his sentence.

A police officer who was in the car had been left with an injured knee. He had also suffered serious psychological effects, Hull Crown Court heard.

The Super League side have confirmed that the former NRL star will be available for selection following the charges.

Hull KR release statement on Brad Takairangi

Hull KR added: “The club have also undertaken and concluded an internal disciplinary procedure. Brad is now available for selection if, and when required.

“The club are satisfied that Brad understands the gravity of this one off incident and its potential consequences on an otherwise exemplary record, that he is genuinely remorseful and is keen to make reparation through his work in the community.

“The club do not condone anti-social behaviour of any kind, and the steps taken by the court and club today reflect that.

“Neither the club or player will comment further on the matter.”

Takairangi was ordered to pay £2,000 compensation to the police officer and was banned from driving for two years.

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