Former NRL star sentenced for Tweed manslaughter

FORMER NRL player Craig Field has been sentenced to at least 7 years jail over the one-punch attack of a cattle farmer at a northern NSW pub.

Fields lawyer requested an appeal, however was immediately denied.

The once South Sydney rugby league captain was last week found not guilty of murder but guilty of the lesser charge by a jury at the Supreme Court in Lismore.


It’s understood 50-year-old Tweed farmer Kelvin Kane was found lying unconscious outside a pub at Kingscliff, on the NSW north coast, in July 2012, after getting in to an altercation with other patrons.

Field was arrested at the scene, arguing he throw the fatal punch in self-defence.

Mr Kane was put on life support but later died in hospital.