St George Illawarra Dragons have confirmed they are aware of a verbal altercation that took place at the team hotel between two players, following the side’s dismal loss to South Sydney in the Charity Shield last weekend.
“The club regards this behaviour as unacceptable and will now determine whether any disciplinary action is warranted,” a statement noted.
The move follows a report from journalist Danny Weidler who claimed a pre-scheduled night out in Mudgee took a turn in the early hours of Sunday morning.
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“They were fine on their night out, according to my sources,” Weidler said.
“But when they got back to their team hotel… that’s where a ‘heated exchange’ [occurred].
“Other players and other people from the Dragons had to step in to sort out the situation.”
BREAKING: There’s been a ‘heated exchange’ between two Dragons players in Mudgee. ?? #9WWOS #NRL pic.twitter.com/kzyUevbjZu
— NRL on Nine (@NRLonNine) February 20, 2023
A report from The Sydney Morning Herald has revealed that the two players involved in the incident were Mikaele Ravalawa and new recruit Zane Musgrove, who had to be separated by officials and players.
The incident continues a horror off-season for the club with Talatau Amone stood down indefinitely, Cody Ramsey ruled out for the season due to illness and head coach Anthony Griffin under increasing pressure following a poor end to their scandal-plagued 2022 campaign.