North Queensland ahead Luciano Leilua might make a shock comeback as early as this weekend after home violence costs levelled in opposition to him have been dismissed in court docket on Thursday morning.
Leilua has been suspended underneath the NRL’s no-fault stand-down coverage following an incident final October. Police charged the Samoan worldwide with assaulting his companion and smashing her telephone at a residence at Harrington Park in Sydney’s south-west.
Leilua had maintained his innocence from the outset. The costs have been withdrawn at a listening to at Campbelltown Native Court docket after he accepted the phrases of an apprehended violence order.
“The costs have been dismissed and Mr Leilua has accepted an AVO with none admissions,” his lawyer Elias Tabchouri mentioned.
“He’s sustaining he has achieved nothing unsuitable. For the sake of getting this matter concluded, he has accepted the AVO with one situation solely; which primarily states that he’s not allowed to assault, harass or injury her property, which one shouldn’t be allowed to do by regulation anyway.
“He’s primarily accepting situations that compel him to do issues that each citizen should abide by.”
The Cowboys weren’t capable of identify Leilua as a part of their crew checklist on Thursday, however the court docket growth raises the prospect of him being out there for Saturday’s conflict together with his former membership, Wests Tigers, at Campbelltown Sports activities Floor.
“Our understanding is that now that these issues are full, he now not falls throughout the gambit of the NRL’s no-fault stand-down coverage,” Tabchouri mentioned.