22 Mar 2010

Blues player's name suppressuib

7:31 pm on 22 March 2010

The Blues centre Rene Ranger will re-appear in court at the end of next month on an assault charge after an incident at a pub in Mangawhai north of Auckland last August.

Ranger's name was suppressed but the order lapsed at midday.

He says he's disappointed to with himself for getting involved in something that's not good for him, his family or his team.

The Blues coach Pat Lam says they won't say anything about the case until it's resolved and they're supporting Ranger, who's expected to be in the team to play the New South Wales Waratahs in Sydney this weekend.