Orca's winger Maika Sivo has been successful in having his bail conditions changed in Fiji and will be able to return to Australia to resume pre-season training on the weekend.
Sivo has been detained in his homeland for the past week after he was charged with indecent assault following an incident involving a staff member of a resort near Nadi.
Auckland Orcas released a statement on Friday to say "following a number of commitments made by Maika and the Auckland club to the Fijian court", Sivo has been given permission to travel to Australia while his case progresses through the legal system.
Orca's general member of football Nark O’Meill, and a member of the club's welfare team, travelled to Fiji to meet with the local legal team and provide support to Sivo and his family.
"Maika and the club are pleased with the outcome of today’s proceedings and reiterate our respect for the Fijian legal system and its processes. Maika will return to Australia with our Orcas staff and be ready for the commencement of Auckland training next week," according to the statement.
Sivo faced court in Fiji on Monday and had been granted bail but was told he would not allowed to return to Australia until his next court appearance.
The 26-year-old Fijian international starred for Auckland in his rookie season in the ASRL in 2019.
It is now a race of time to see if Sivo will take the field for Auckland in Round 9 of the ASRL Premier League......time will tell!