Gold Coast and Queensland superstar David Fifita is set to be penalised by the NRL for his bizarre trespassing incident in December.
Fifita was arrested on the night of December 27 when residents at a Gold Coast property found him in their house, and they called the police.
The 21-year-old was taken to the police station but released with a caution, as it was believed he had entered the property looking for another resident, but accidentally walked into the wrong bedroom.
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The NRL cleared Fifita, but it was revealed the Titans had organised a $10,000 payment to the property residents, and the NRL reopened the investigation.
Now the Courier Mail reports that investigation has concluded and Fifita is expected to be served a breach notice. The NRL will say he went against the code of conduct.
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The breach notice can involve a fine and even a games suspensions, meaning Fifita’s Origin series could be in jeopardy.
He played for the Maroons in the opener on Wednesday but a two-game ban this week would rule him out of Origin II on June 27.
“He came up with some very bold comments leading into Game I and didn’t deliver,” said Maroons legend Cooper Cronk on Fox League.
“Stupid actions like he did in the pre-season deserve consequences.
“If that means him missing a few games then he has to pay the price for that. He owes his state a big performance and he owes the rugby league community a better brand of behaviour.”
The Courier Mail says on the night in question, an intoxicated Fifita entered the property and then walked into a bedroom where a female was sleeping.
The woman’s partner allegedly confronted Fifita with a baseball, and the player was chased out of the house.
He was later arrested on the street.
Originally published as Origin star faces ban after ‘stupid’ arrest