South Sydney player Kirisome Auva’a has failed in a bid to appeal his NRL suspension.
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Auva’a was hit with an indefinite ban last November after pleading guilty to reckless and criminal damage against his ex-girlfriend.
A statement from the NRL read: “The suspension was imposed for minimum nine months and the NRL ruled any application to return would not be considered until he demonstrated behavioural changes designed to rpevent the recurrence.
“The NRL Appeal Committee found there were no grounds for appeal and his application for leave was dismissed.”
The ex-Melbourne Storm man can apply to have his suspension lifted on July 27 with a view to be re-registered by the NRL on August 13.
The 23-year-old can only be re-registered for the Rabbitohs if he meets conditions set as part of his ban.
Auva’a was spared a conviction following the incident in which he visited his ex-partner’s home in Altona and swung her into a garage door, The Age reports.
He was imposed with a two-year behaviour bond and was asked to pay $3000 to a court fund.