The St George Illawarra Dragons say several of their players are being investigated for breaching stay at home COVID orders.
The NRL club said it was aware a number of players had broken NSW government rules and the league’s biosecurity rules.
The Dragons said the League’s Integrity Unit and New South Wales Police were investigating, and that it would not make any further comment while these investigations continued.
The Rugby League Players Association also acknowledged the issue involving players.
“The RLPA has been in contact with Dragons officials, players and the NRL regarding the matter.
“While the NRL Integrity Unit and NSW Police investigation is ongoing, the RLPA will not make any further comment regarding this incident.”
At the time, NRL boss Andrew Abdo said the league had to send a strong message to clubs over their responsibilities to keep the game running.
As well as the $50,000 fine for the Canterbury club, five Bulldogs players were slapped with almost $10,000 in fines between them.
Abdo said the sanction sent a clear message to every club that they must do everything possible to ensure players understood the protocols, and that players had an obligation to seek more information if they were unsure of the league’s biosecurity advice.