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UPDATE: Eels player Peni Terepo has been stood down by the club after he failed to let them know about his court case, for which he was found guilty of careless driving and refusing to give a blood alcohol test.
“The Club is extremely disappointed with Peni’s behaviour and we regard what’s taken place as extremely serious," said Eels boss Bernie Gurr.
“Upon learning of Peni’s conviction, we have immediately alerted the NRL Integrity Unity this morning and emphasised that no Club official was aware of this incident.
“Peni has been stood down from all official club duties effective immediately and will also not be considered for selection in our Auckland Nines squad.
“We will be making no further comment until we speak with Peni early next week and receive his comments."
Earlier On Triple M
Eels star Peni Terepo has been found guilty of careless driving and refusing to give blood.
The Tongan international back-rower pleaded guilty at an Auckland court today after he crashed his car and was thrown into a windscreen in Auckland city.
"It was some type of accident, police noted you did significant damage to your car and were thrown into the windscreen,” said the magistrate.
"It sounds like you were very lucky you weren't more hurt."
Terepo, 25, was convicted and fined $500 and disqualified from driving for seven months.
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