Former All Black Bryce Robins has appeared in court today charged with wounding a man with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm outside his Eltham tavern more than two years ago.
The New Plymouth District Court heard that Robins, who is living in Perth, had voluntarily contacted Taranaki police after hearing that he was wanted following a trial of a second man found guilty of the same charge this year.
Defence counsel Thomas Sutcliffe, of Hamilton, made an application for bail on behalf of Robins asking that he be permitted to return to Perth to work in order to support a sick daughter who was in need of a second transplant while the case was going through the committal process.
Police did not oppose bail but asked that Robins remain in New Zealand.
Judge Allan Roberts allowed Robins to return to Australia with bail conditions he not contact witnesses nor travel south of Stratford.
His attendance for a callover on February 7 was excused.
- Taranaki Daily News
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