Taulima Tautai faces deportation after being convicted of drink driving

Wigan forward Taulima Tautai could be deported from the country after he was convicted of drink driving on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old pleaded guilty to driving while almost double the legal alcohol limit at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, June 12.

Tautai has been banned from driving for 18 months and fined £1,200. Defending, Rodgrigues Landu then revealed that Tautai would lose his employment with the Warriors following his conviction, and that he was likely to be deported from the country because of the offence.

He became the third Warriors player to fail a breath test in the last eight months following the convictions of Craig Mullen and Zak Hardaker.

Warriors executive director, Kris Radlinski, commented: “Firstly, I’d like to make clear that we are extremely disappointed with Taulima’s actions in the early hours of Sunday the 26th May.

“Drink driving is completely unacceptable and now that matter has been dealt with by the courts Taulima now faces the consequences of his actions.

“We will now go through an internal disciplinary process with him (Tautai), and until that has run its course we will not be making any further comment.”

Tautai will not be considered for selection until the club’s disciplinary process has conclude.

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