Digby Ioane
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Ioane sidelined for Reds match after alleged assault

QUEENSLAND Reds and Wallabies winger Digby Ioane has been stood down from Saturday night's Super Rugby clash against the Western Force at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.

The Queensland Rugby Union and Ioane yesterday agreed the 27-year-old should be sidelined following his involvement in an alleged assault of a 30-year-old man at a Melbourne pub on Saturday night, a day after the Reds beat the Rebels 23-13.

Ioane had earlier taken to Twitter to claim his innocence in the incident tweeting "I'm a lover not a fighter.... God always has my back.... #truth #Godbless my twitter friends."