NRL Rd 16 - Eels v Rabbitohs
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Latrell Mitchell of the Rabbitohs looks on during the round 16 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Bankwest Stadium on August 27, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The NRL is investigating potential COVID protocol breaches from four players who attended Wednesday night’s boxing match between Tim Tszyu and Dennis Hogan in Newcastle.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Wests TigersJames Roberts, an unknown player from a Sydney club and Rabbitohs duo Cody Walker and Latrell Mitchell are the players under the microscope.

The NRL reportedly sent an email to clubs on Wednesday afternoon warning players against attending the fight, while Rabbitohs players were given special dispensation to attend to part of Tszyu’s entourage.

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However, the South Sydney boys were told to maintain social distancing and wear a face mask – rules which were believed to be breached by Roberts.

The flyer was reportedly spotted sitting in the general public and not wearing a mask.



  1. If guilty these guys should be lashed with a feather. I mean seriously, if its that big a deal they should be locked up and not allowed to attend anything. If the story is genuine then somebody needs to take a chill pill.

  2. Read again the Rabbitohs players have not breached any covid rules. Besides, I didn’t know Newcastle was in a lockdown zone.

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