Rieko Ioane visits A&E after ‘high-jinks‘ with Blues team-mate

All Black winger Rieko Ioane has been treated for a cut above his eye after a scuffle with a Blues team-mate at a party last night.

New Zealand‘s Rieko Ioane celebrates scoring a try with Beauden Barrett and TJ Perenara. Photo: © Photosport Ltd 2017 www.photosport.nz

In a statement, the Blues say “some high-jinks between Ioane and another player at the small gathering at a private residence, resulted in the Blues winger receiving a knock above his eye which was treated with medical glue at a local A&E clinic.”

“We were just poking fun at each other. It‘s not serious and I‘ve apologised to my team-mates and the club,” said Ioane.

Blues CEO Michael Redman said the club will check on the incident this week to determine if there were any breaches of team protocol.

Ioane is now in camp with the All Blacks ahead of the first Test against France at Eden Park next Saturday.

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