UPDATE: The Queensland Maroons volition beryllium without back-rower Jai Arrow for the 3rd State of Origin match, aft helium allegedly breached COVID-19 protocols by bringing a pistillate into the team's edifice connected the Gold Coast.
The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that the NRL Integrity Unit is presently investigating the incident. Arrow trained with the Maroons yesterday.
The breach of the COVID-19 protocols volition apt effect successful a 14-day isolation period, which would besides regularisation Arrow retired of South Sydney's Round 18 crippled against the Bulldogs.
While it remains to beryllium seen what happens adjacent and whether adjacent week's Origin successful Newcastle is impacted, it raises the imaginable of different Queensland players being identified arsenic adjacent contacts and besides perchance placed into isolation.
It comes conscionable days aft the NRL handed retired $305,000 successful fines to St George Illawarra players who attended a location enactment astatine Paul Vaughan's spot successful Shellharbour.
A full of 12 players were suspended for a week each, portion Vaughan was deed with an eight-match ban. The Dragons subsequently tore up his contract aft the NRL's suspension.
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