The NRL is considering taking action against Wests Tigers recruit James Roberts for a potential breach of the game's biosecurity protocols.
The NRL is investigating why Roberts attended Wednesday night’s Tim Tszyu fight in Newcastle without a face mask, despite players being informed on Tuesday that they would be required to wear face masks at public venues.
James Roberts posted images on social media of him at the fight without a mask on Wednesday night.Credit:Getty
All clubs were warned via an email from the NRL on Wednesday afternoon, however South Sydney Rabbitohs duo Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker were given an exemption to attend the fight as part of Tszyu's entourage. They were pictured wearing masks.
Previous biosecurity breaches saw Mitchell and Josh Addo-Carr both fined $50,000 (60 per cent suspended) last year, while Tyronne Roberts-Davis and Nathan Cleary were both fined $10,000. Cleary was also suspended for two games for lying to the NRL about the incident at his Penrith home. Roberts now also faces the prospect of a fine.
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