Cape Town - Following Jordie Barrett's early morning antics involving police, reports have emerged of another All Black related incident, this time concerning wing Rieko Ioane.
Newshub initially reported the 21-year-old was involved in
an altercation with a team-mate following their 20-10 home loss to the
Melbourne Rebels on Saturday.
The Blues issued a statement regarding the incident, which reads as follows:
“Antics at a private get-together after the game last night has led to Rieko Ioane being treated for a small cut above his eye.
Some high-jinks between Ioane and another player at the small gathering at a private residence, resulted in the Blues star receiving a knock above his eye which was treated with medical glue at a local A&E clinic.
“We were just poking fun at each other. It’s not serious and I’ve apologised to my team-mates and the club,” said Ioane.
Blues CEO Michael Redman said the club will
check on the incident this week to determine if there were any breaches
of team protocol.”
According to the RugbyPass website, Barrett and Ioane rejoined their All Blacks team-mates in camp on Sunday to prepare for the upcoming Test series against France, the first Test of which takes place at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.