Wallabies and Waratahs hooker Tolu Latu has pleaded guilty to drink driving without a valid licence.
Latu was caught in a drunk-driving incident on the eve of the Waratahs’ match against the Reds, but still played in that match because he failed to inform his bosses before it became public. He was later stood down by the Waratahs and released from the Wallabies’ training squad.
Latu – who had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.135 when he was nabbed – appeared in court on Thursday and pleaded guilty to both charges of drink driving and driving on a suspended licence.
Following his guilty plea, Latu’s sentencing was adjourned until 14 June – the date of the Waratahs’ final match of the Super Rugby regular season – and if he is convicted, the 26-year-old faces a maximum penalty of nine months in prison, a fine of $2220 and a lengthy licence suspension.