Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu investigated by Rugby Australia

SYDNEY — Wallabies hooker Tolu Latu will meet with Rugby Australia's Integrity Unit on Monday after reports he has been charged with drink driving.

Latu was dismissed from a Wallabies training camp in Brisbane Sunday and has returned to Sydney to face an investigation.

"Wallabies and Waratahs hooker Tolu Latu has today returned to Sydney and will not participate in the national training camp in Brisbane," Rugby Australia said in a statement. "Latu will meet with Rugby Australia's Integrity Unit as well as New South Wales Rugby CEO Andrew Hore on Monday. The matter is still under investigation."

Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper reported police found Lotu asleep in his car on Thursday night and he was over the legal alcohol limit. The newspaper said Latu did not report the matter to his New South Wales Waratahs Super Rugby team or Rugby Australia.

"We were made aware today by the Telegraph around the incident and we've got to look into that and there'll be a process put in place to investigate the issue," Hore said. "I don't know the facts . and that's the point, we don't know the facts yet and we need to look into that.

"At the moment, it was an article in a newspaper and we reacted."

Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson confirmed he was unaware of the incident until contacted by the Telegraph on Saturday, too late to drop Latu from that night's match against the Queensland Reds in Brisbane.

"I'm pretty disappointed to only learn of it so close to the game," Gibson said. "It's probably the disappointing aspect as a coach.

"Having that information earlier would have made a far better, considered decision. But that's all stuff that was out of our control."

The Telegraph said Latu is due to appear in a Sydney court on June 6.

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