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30 Jun 2008
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Cowan’s All Blacks place in jeopardy
A second arrest within seven weeks has Jimmy Cowan fearing for his All Blacks future.
The scrumhalf was arrested in Invercargill early on Sunday and charged with disorderly behaviour likely to cause violence, reports rugbyheaven.co.nz.
He’ll face a New Zealand Rugby Union disciplinary committee on Wednesday in Wellington with the potential punishment ranging from a warning to dismissal from the squad ahead of the Tri-Nations Test against the Springboks in Wellington on Saturday.
“He’s very nervous for his future,” All Blacks manager Darren Shand said. “We are very concerned about the off-field behaviour at the weekend involving Jimmy. Clearly there is a pattern of behaviour that indicates he doesn’t make good decisions when he has been drinking.”
Cowan was also charged with disorderly conduct for an incident on May 10 and was remanded for diversion until August.
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