Reece loses Irish contract after domestic violence revelation
October 3, 2018 4:00 am
Fijian-born and Waikato rugby winger Sevu Reece is set to lose a two-year deal with Irish club Connacht after he was granted a discharge without conviction for domestic violence.
Reece, the second highest points scorer in the Mitre 10 Cup so far this year, was set to take up new deal next month.
According to Radio Sports, the 21-year-old was handed the discharge without conviction on Monday.
The incident had left his partner bloodied and bruised.
The court heard that in the early hours of July 1st, a heavily intoxicated Reece got into an argument with his partner of two years in the Hamilton central business district.
Reece yelled at his partner to “shut up, in much more colorful language than that”, and chased her down the street, dragging her to the ground.
Reece was ordered to pay his victim $750 within 28 days for emotional harm reparation.