Fiji Airways 7s playmaker Jerry Tuwai has been dominated out of the Singapore 7s match.
This comes after the big-name play-maker suffered an injury of their beginning match in opposition to Canada.
FBC Sports is aware Tuwai is probably to suffer from a hamstring injury; however, to what extent remains unknown.
Tuwai was on his manner to the strive line and needed to offload to captain Paula Dranisinikula as he turned into visible limping five meters away from the whitewash.
Tuwai’s absence from the countrywide side became felt in Fiji’s second pool healthy losing to Scotland 19-12.
Fiji desires to win its last pool gameCricketer Alex Hepburn has been found guilty of rape after attacking a napping girl.
The ex-Worcestershire player assaulted the sufferer at his Worcester flat after she had consensual intercourse along with his then-teammate Joe Clarke on 1 April 2017.
Prosecutors at Worcester Crown Court stated Hepburn “dehumanized” ladies, score them in textual content messages.
Hepburn, 23, who turned into cleared of any other be counted of rape, will be sentenced at Hereford Crown Court on 30 April.
Jurors deliberated for 10 hours and 53 minutes before turning in a unanimous verdict of guilty on one dependent on oral rape.
Hepburn sighed, after which he slumped into his seat, blanketed his face together with his arms, and sobbed after the verdict was turned into the back by the foreman.
Bailing Hepburn, Judge Jim Tindal stated: “There is simplest one sentence that may well be passed down in this example, and a custodial sentence is inevitable.”
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Prosecutors described how the cricketer “took advantage” of the girl.
Sexual conquest opposition
She awakened and wrongly believed she had having sex with Mr. Clarke before ; semi-finals, it was surely Hepburn, jurors heard.
The jury changed into shown a video interview in which the complainant said she woke to find a man she thought was Mr. Clarke straddling her.
She instructed police that after 10 minutes of sexual interest with Hepburn, he spoke in a “thick” Australian accessory, and she realized he had become not Mr. Clarke.
Giving proof for the duration of his retrial, Hepburn stated: “She became enticing within the act, so I presumed she become taking part in it.”
Jurors had been informed Mr. Clarke left his bedroom to be sick in a restroom, which he handed out, leaving the lady asleep on a mattress in his place.
Asked while the lady is alleged to have realized she changed into not with Mr. Clarke, Mr. Hepburn introduced: “She stated ‘what are you doing?’
“I changed into burdened. It becomes no one-of-a-kind to an ordinary sexual come upon.”
On Wednesday, Hepburn admitted he had sent “disgusting, horrible and embarrassing” WhatsApp messages even as putting the policies of a sexual conquest opposition.
He also admitted the conquest of “sport” caused him to sleep with 20 girls at some stage in a similar opposition in 2016.
Prosecutor Ms. Miranda Moore QC said earlier inside the retrial: “A sleeping female cannot consent. She might now not have countenanced sexual pastime with Hepburn.
“He would have regarded she became together with his mate. She was in Joe’s bed, no longer his. On the proof, his mattress was empty.”
Worcestershire County Cricket Club (WCCC) stated it become “appalled” by way of the details within the case, at the same time as the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) reported the case served as a “stark reminder” of the standards it expects.
Det Chief Insp Ian Wall of West Mercia Police stated: “We welcome the conviction, and I desire it will provide some comfort to the victim, who has shown notable courage and strength in coming ahead.
“At the time of the offence, Hepburn was in a role of considering and strength as a professional sportsman…And I desire this conviction will offer reassurance to different sufferers of sexual offences.”
towards South Africa to preserve their hopes of qualifying for the Singapore 7s zone-finals alive.
Meanwhile, the Singapore Cup quarter-finals begin at three.30pm the following day, the semi-finals start at 7.50pm, and the very last will kick off at 11pm.
You can watch the whole match on FBC TV.