Wallabies utility back Kurtley Beale has been caught up in the latest NRL scandal, appearing in a leaked video which features an older man snorting a line of an unknown white substance off a dinner plate.
The video features NRL player Corey Normal egging on an older man snorting from the dinner plate, “That’s the young blood right there baby.
Norman boasts “Get it baby, get it” before panning round to Beale who is seen laughing on the couch.
Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle released a statement on Tuesday but there was no mention of any punishment for a contrite Beale.
“Rugby Australia only became aware of the vision after it had surfaced on social media on Monday afternoon and understands that it was recorded in 2016,” Castle said.
“After becoming aware that the vision was being shared on social media, Kurtley contacted me last night to apologise for the negative attention the video had attracted and expressed regret at putting himself in a compromising position at that time.
“Kurtley has today met with Rugby Australia’s Integrity Unit to provide his version of events and the high standards that are expected of him as a professional Rugby player have been firmly reiterated.
“Kurtley acknowledges that his presence in the video and the humour he expressed at the incident at the time does not reflect the image that is expected of a professional rugby player.”