Reds ban Ioane for one week

12th Mar 2013, 06:36

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Misses out: Digby Ioane

Misses out: Digby Ioane

Reds winger Digby Ioane will miss Saturday's match against the Force in Brisbane following an incident in Melbourne last weekend.

Reds winger Digby Ioane will miss this week's Super Rugby meeting with the Western Force in Brisbane following an incident in Melbourne on Saturday.

Discussions between Queensland Rugby Union (QRU) and Ioane were held on Monday and all parties have agreed that the wing failed to demonstrate the necessary behaviours expected of a senior player within the Reds squad.

"Digby has taken responsibility for his actions and is cognisant of the high standards and organisational values expected of each member of the Reds squad both on and off the field," read a Reds statement.

"These expectations have also been reinforced to all members in the Reds squad on Monday afternoon.

"The decision by QRU to stand down Digby directly relates to the expectation on him as a senior member of the team, and is not an outcome of enquiries made by Victorian Police over the weekend.

"Digby will continue to train with the Reds and will be available for selection next week in the team's round six Super Rugby match against the Bulls at Suncorp Stadium."