NZ Warriors fined after prop urinates on field
The New Zealand Warriors have been fined $15,000 (R118 000) after prop Russell Packer urinated in his shorts immediately before an NRL match against the Brisbane Broncos on Monday night.
The Warriors won 56-18, and TV footage of Packer urinating while on the field at Suncorp stadium appeared on the Internet quickly.
NRL general manager of operations Nathan McGuirk reacted Tuesday, saying “This sort of behavior is completely unacceptable and there is no excuse for it.”
It was unclear if Packer will be fined or suspended by the New Zealand club, which plays in Australia’s National Rugby League competition.
Packer apologised on Tuesday via his Twitter account, posting: “Hey guys just a quick apology to you and your family regarding my accident last night it has offended some which i am sorry.”