Dragons stars ‘had to be separated’ following drunken scuffle in the early hours of the morning

Dragons stars ‘had to be separated following drunken scuffle’ in the early hours of the morning as St George’s miserable summer gets EVEN worse just two weeks away from the start of the NRL season

  • Two St George Illawarra players had a heated altercation at 6am on Sunday 
  • The alleged incident took place outside the team hotel in Mudgee 
  • The Dragons have launched an investigation into the incident  

St George Illawarra’s troubled pre-season took a turn for the worse on Sunday, when two players had to be reportedly separated following a ‘heated exchange’ outside the team hotel.

According to News Corp, the confrontation took place at 6am outside The Winning Post Motor Inn in Mudgee, where the Dragons stayed after losing 42-24 to Souths in their Charity Shield clash on Saturday afternoon.

The defeat came a week after St George lost 30-18 to Super League champions St Helens in Week 1 of the NRL trials, but club officials gave players the green light to enjoy a few drinks after the loss to the Rabbitohs. 

A curfew was not imposed, but players were told to return to the team hotel in a sound state at a reasonable hour.

However, it appears some didn’t get the memo, with some players allegedly continuing the party after returning to The Winning Post.

Two unnamed Dragons players were reportedly involved in a ‘drunken scuffle’ outside the team hotel at 6am on Sunday in Mudgee, in New South Wales’ Central West region 

Two players were reportedly involved in a ‘heated exchange’ outside the hotel, which prompted teammates and St George staff to intervene.

According to the report, no punches were thrown but the Dragons have launched an investigation into the incident.

‘The Dragons are aware of a verbal argument that took place between two players at the team hotel on Sunday morning,’ the club said in a statement on Monday.

‘The club regards this behaviour as unacceptable and will now determine whether any disciplinary action is warranted. The club will make no further comment at this time.’

The fracas is the latest entry in a growing chapter of embarrassing off-field indiscretions for St George.

In December last year, Talatau Amone and Zac Lomax were involved in a training ground bust-up during a three-day camp in Mollymook, on New South Wales’ south coast.

The pair had to be separated after Amone was pushed off the mark by Lomax, sparking a melee.

Last month, Amone was stood down by St George after the club implemented its no-fault notice following his alleged hammer attack on a tradie.

The Dragons young gun was charged last month with causing reckless grievous bodily harm in company, damaging property and stalking in relation to an alleged incident last November.

The Rabbitohs claimed the Charity Shield after beating St George 42-24 on Saturday

The Rabbitohs claimed the Charity Shield after beating St George 42-24 on Saturday

The Dragons have lost both of their NRL pre-season trials this month, falling to Super League champions St Helens 30-18 last week

The Dragons have lost both of their NRL pre-season trials this month, falling to Super League champions St Helens 30-18 last week 

Dragons star Talatau Amone has been served a no-fault stand down notice by the club following his alleged hammer attack on a tradie

Dragons star Talatau Amone has been served a no-fault stand down notice by the club following his alleged hammer attack on a tradie

The 20-year-old was allegedly armed with a hammer and joined his father Talatau and a third individual in the attack and it is claimed he urged them to ‘Get the f***ing c**t’ as the alleged victim lay on the ground. 

In October, meanwhile, Lomax was one of the only three players along with veteran halfback Ben Hunt and Michael Molo to attend the club’s end-of-the-season awards night.

Hunt admitted he felt the poor showing felt ‘disrespectful’, but Dragons chief executive Ryan Webb insisted a number of players were already on annual leave when the event was held.

The Dragons will be desperate to put off the field issues behind them as they look to return to the finals for the first time after a four-year absence.  



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