The NRL has been warned that teams are at risk of being kicked out of Queensland if there is just one more COVID breach.
Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeanette Young, delivered the stark warning on Friday morning following several issues involving the sport and quarantine.
It was revealed late yesterday, Panthers and Blues star Api Koroisau was under investigation for allegedly bringing a woman into camp before and after Origin Two in Brisbane.
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“The NSWRL has advised the NRL Integrity Unit of an alleged biosecurity breach after game two of State of Origin. The NRL Integrity Unit is currently investigating the matter,” and NRL spokesperson confirmed.
Pictures have also surfaced in the last 24 hours of the partners and children of NRL stars sharing food across the balconies of their Surfers Paradise quarantine hotel.
The players’ loved ones touched down on the Gold Coast on Wednesday after being given an exemption to leave COVID-ravaged Sydney and flee north. However, the families are under extreme restrictions while they quarantine for two weeks.
Dr Young warned she would not hesitate to kick all of the players and their families out of Queensland if there was another breach.
“I’m getting very close to it,” Dr Young said.
“I’m very, very concerned about what is happening with these NRL players.
“You would have seen that imagery of the family hotel where they were sharing goods between verandahs, so I am very concerned.
“This is too risky. We just cannot have people deliberately breaching the rules.”