7 Jan 2009

The Volcano will be smouldering on the sidelines til '10

11:38 am on 7 January 2009

England and Gloucester rugby winger Lesley Vainikolo has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Last week Vainikolo was charged with causing grievous bodily harm following an incident outside a nightclub in Bath.

The former Kiwi league international will appear before Bristol Crown Court for a preliminary hearing next week.