Rising star in bar-room brawl on the same day as Benji

So you thought that Benji Marshall was the only player in a brawl the last few days? Think again. Rising star Coedi Towney was also involved in a brawl, a brawl that has put his NRL aspirations in tatters.

The boozy brawl happened at the Woodport Inn in Erina on the Central Coast, and it is believed that the young star broke his wrist in the altercation, as he king-hit two men.

Towney, who was the joint runner-up of the year in the Bundaberg Red Competition, currently plays for the Wests Tigers, but has been linked to the Panthers.

The incident is believed to have occurred when Towney entered the club, and there were no seats available, and as a result, Towney sat on a man’s lap next to a woman.

It was then that the alleged incident took place, after Towney king-hit the first gentleman, before his friend coming to intervene, both men suffering injuries as a result.

Towney, who was supposed to be the starting fullback for the Windsor Wolves in their NSW Cup clash this week, has not spoken with the NSW Cup side about the incident, but Towney’s manager had been spoken to by Leagues Club Secretary Chris Carl.

“I expect him tonight [at training],” he said yesterday.

“We’ll work it all out then. We had high hopes for him.”

Charges are yet to be laid as police investigate the incident further.

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