Wigan prop Taulima Tautai has pleaded guilty to drink-driving and faces deportation from the country, Wigan Today have reported.
The 31-year-old, who was left out of the Warriors squad to face Leeds, is likely to be sacked by the club after today’s court case revealed he was driving while almost double the legal limit.
It’s believed to have happened just hours after Wigan’s defeat to Warrington at Magic Weekend when Tautai suffered concussion, with CCTV operators spotting him leaving a King Street bar at around 4am.
Tautai was then arrested for failing a roadside breath test and has been banned from driving for 18 months and ordered to pay £1400 in fines and court costs.
Critically though, he may now be deported from the country having recently applied for a settlement visa following the expiration of his six-year Sportsperson visa.
It’s a strong possibility that because of his conviction, the Home office will refuse the application and Tautai will have to return to Australia with immediate effect.