SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20: Apisai Koroisau of the Panthers looks on during a Penrith Panthers NRL training session at Panthers Stadium on October 20, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Penrith hooker Api Koroisau has opened up about his pair of Covid breaches that saw him handed a two-game suspension as well as a $35,000 fine.

The league confirmed these penalties on Friday night after issuing Koroisau with a Breach Notice.

"The National Rugby League (NRL) has issued NSW Blues player Api Koroisau with a Breach Notice for failing to comply with the game’s biosecurity protocols during the State’s Game II camp."

"The Notice proposes Koroisau is fined $35,000 and suspended for 2 matches to be served immediately."

After expressing that the league would offer support to the Koroisau family, NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said that further security measures had been implemented so as to avoid yet another breach.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 27: NRL CEO Andrew Abdo speaks to the media during a State of Origin media opportunity at Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour on October 27, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

“All club hotels, under quarantine orders, are currently fenced off from the public and patrolled by security 24 hours a day,’’ he said.

“We are taking every precaution to ensure there is no breach of the protocols and to keep the Queensland community safe.

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“The environment has rapidly changed since this breach and players understand the consequences of failing to comply with the protocols.”

In a public statement issued after his punishment was made known, the 28-year-old explained his remorse for his actions following reports that the rake twice brought a woman inside the New South Wales Origin bubble.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Apisai Koroisau of the Panthers reacts with team mates after a Rabbitohs error during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on October 17, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The woman in question has since been identified as someone other than his wife, Amy.

“I made the choice to do the wrong thing and my actions have brought shame and embarrassment to many people, especially my wife and children. I will be forever sorry," Koroisau's statement began.

“I sincerely apologise to the NRL, NSW Rugby League, Panthers, the sponsors and stakeholders, and all my teammates for letting you down.

“I apologise to the fans for putting our game at risk, particularly at such a challenging time for so many people."

The Fijian international also expressed his regret towards his wife and children.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: Apisai Koroisau of the Sea Eagles passes during the round five NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Manly Sea Eagles at Allianz Stadium on March 31, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

“I apologise to my wife Amy for the pain I have caused. I’ve hurt you and the girls with my selfish, thoughtless actions," Koroisau continued.

“I’m determined to become a better partner, father and protector, and hopefully rebuild trust, and earn back your love and our family.

“I will work hard every day moving forward to show my wife, my children, my team and the Rugby League community that I am not defined by my mistakes and I will grow from this.”

The hooker's wife also also spoke publicly within said statement.

“While there have been some painful lies and misrepresentation in certain media reports, I don’t think it is in the best interests of our family to engage with it," Amy Koroisau stated.

“Api is a great dad and although this has hurt me immensely I have no doubt he will put the necessary strategies in place to learn from this and better who he is.”

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 01: Apisai Koroisau takes a break during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval on September 1, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

According to reports from The Daily Mail on Friday, the unidentified woman whom Koroisau breached the bubble with had been in contact with the Blues rookie since June.

Said report suggested the pair had met and engaged in conversations via the social media app Instagram.

Brittany Chain of The Daily Mail also claimed that the woman contacted Koroisau's wife to make the situation known to her.

Although Koroisau will miss the Panthers' next pair of clashes against Brisbane and Melbourne respectively, club coach, Ivan Cleary suggested that the revelations would not sidetrack his high-flying side.

“It’s certainly been a year of challenges anyway and these things come along… it’s never a straight line in trying to be successful so we’ll deal with this pretty much like any other bump in the road,” Cleary said.

Penrith are set to face Brisbane at 7:35pm AEST on Saturday night.