In another scandal for the NRL – albeit one that is not as severe – new Manly Sea Eagles recruit Apisai Koroisau has been charged by police for illegally entering a property.
It is alleged that the incident – which happened last year on December 20 – occurred when Koroisau entered a Bondi property without the consent of the owners.
He was set to face court at Waverley Local Court on January 25 but did not make an appearance. He is set to appear before Waverley Local Court on February 17.
Koroisau is formerly charged with entering inclosed land without a lawful excuse.
The NRL Integrity Unit is aware of the matter.
As for the Sea Eagles, it is somewhat of a blow for them if Koroisau ends up missing game-time, as they will only have one hooker in their ranks in fellow recruit, Matt Parcell.
Recently, the Sea Eagles released a statement on the Koroisau incident. It reads as follows:
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles are aware of a minor incident that occurred with Apisai Koroisau in Bondi on 20 December 2015.
The Club immediately informed the NRL Integrity Unit of the matter.
The incident follows some extenuating circumstances in Apisaiâ€™s personal life.
The Sea Eagles are providing Apisai with the necessary support during this time.
The Club will make no further comment.