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Allan Langer due to face court

By Wayne Heming 11/04/2010 07:22:38 PM Comments (0)

Suspended Brisbane Broncos assistant coach Allan Langer will appear in the Brisbane's Magistrates Court on Monday on a drink driving charge.

The NRL club stood down their former champion halfback late last month after he returned a blood alcohol reading allegedly three times the legal limit several hours after the Broncos' heavy loss to the Warriors.

Langer's legal representatives succeeded in having his hearing brought forward from April 19 to settle the matter.

The Broncos suspended Langer the day he was breath tested and officials said they would review his appointment once he had appeared in court.

Chief executive Bruno Cullen was unaware of the change in court dates for Langer when contacted on Sunday night by AAP.

Brisbane have lost twice to the Roosters and St George Illawarra since Langer was stood down for what the club described as "unacceptable" actions.

At the time, Cullen refused to be drawn on Langer's future but made it clear he didn't want the former great to be "punished more severely than any other normal citizen would be".

"Whatever happens it won't be a (ban) for life thing," said Cullen.

"Alf's a wonderful icon of our code and of our club and of the sport.

"We'd certainly look forward to him being around some time in the future anyway."

Langer is hoping to be back on the training field this week to help prepare Brisbane for the bottom-of-the-table clash with Cronulla at Suncorp Stadium next Sunday.

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