Cronulla Sharks Banned From Local Night Spot After Alleged Brawl
The latest in a long list of indiscretions from NRL players has led to the entire Cronulla Sharks squad being banned from their own community's most popular night spot.
The Cronulla Sailing Club has taken the extreme step of informing the club its players are no longer welcome there after a group of lower-grade Sharks players were allegedly involved in a violent brawl at the venue just before Christmas.
NSW Police are investigating the brawl at the venue on December 21.
A statement from the Sharks today said the club informed the NRL integrity unit at that time and is working with police on their investigation.
“The club will take the appropriate action once the investigation by police and the club is concluded,” the statement said.
It's just the latest in another round of controversies surrounding the NRL’s off-season, with 14 players now involved in scandals in the past few months.
Newcastle Knights player Tautau Moga was this week charged with assaulting a taxi driver in Newcastle on Boxing Day.
It's alleged he slapped the driver twice in the head in the company of another man on the same night he was fined for refusing to leave a hotel.
Moga has not commented on the charges.
Then yesterday, graphic footage emerged which appears to show Canterbury Bulldogs enforcer Dylan Napa having sex with a woman.
The short video, featuring a man who appears to be Napa with an unidentified woman on a bed, was posted on Facebook this week, but the club claims the video was taken several years ago.
The NRL did not answer calls for comment on Saturday.
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