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Brad Takairangi stood in front of Hull KR until he was convicted for driving

BRAD Takairangi will not compete for Hull KR until he is convicted of drunk driving and dangerous driving.

The playwright will appear at Hull Crown Court on March 31 after admitting to January 2 offenses, including his driving in the wrong direction on the eastbound, westbound A63 .

Hull KR denied Brad Takairangi until he was convicted for driving

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Hull KR denied Brad Takairangi until he was convicted for drivingCredit: SWPIX.COM

Takairangi, 32, collided with a police car, injuring one officer. He will now sit out Rovers games until his legal fate is decided, although he did face St Helens last week.

Hull KR boss Tony Smith said: “We needed to do something and recognize the situation Brad was in.

“With more time and assessment of situations, you can change your mind or make a more appropriate decision. We feel it is the right thing to do at this time.

“I didn’t know that wouldn’t be the right thing to do, for him either. As a club, we looked at things a little bit more.

“Everything has come to a decision. Part of that is pressure from without but also from individuals from within who feel it is the right thing to do. “

Takairangi could face jail at the end of the month for his crimes and Smith admits his life ‘was exposed through some of his own actions.’

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And while acknowledging it was a ‘difficult’ mentally, he said that manipulating the game was great for his own players.

Smith added: “He’s made a big mistake and he’s paying a heavy price. How big a price would it be? We’re not sure. We’ve suspended him, whether that’s the end result of it, we’re not sure either.

“We need to make sure we’re doing his best, and sometimes that’s by removing people from situations where they might not be able to get things done in the best way.

“Brad doesn’t shy away from it. He’s embarrassed and frustrated about it and there’s nothing more he can do to try to make up for it – and I believe him.

“I’m pretty sure he’ll train with us. The worst thing in the world is to isolate him.”

Takairangi went up against St Helens but boss Tony Smith says more thought led to the decision

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Takairangi went up against St Helens but boss Tony Smith says more thought led to the decisionCredit: SWPIX.COM

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