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NRL superstar Nathan Cleary to be questioned after three men allegedly snuck into Grand Final

NRL superstar Nathan Cleary to be interrogated after ‘three of his mates travelled from Covid-hit Sydney into Queensland to watch the Grand Final’

  • Three men allegedly travelled to QLD illegally to attend the NRL Grand Final
  • Penrith Panthers star Nathan Cleary will be spoken to by NRL Integrity Unit
  • The three men reportedly knew Cleary and have since been fined $4,135 


Footy superstar Nathan Cleary will be spoken to by the NRL Integrity Unit over reports three men who allegedly snuck into the Grand Final from Sydney were his friends.

The men, aged, 23, 24 and 25 allegedly drove from Sydney into Queensland shortly after 2.30pm on Saturday with incorrect border passes to watch the Penrith Panthers’ 14-12 win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Sunday night.

The trio were allegedly busted after photos on social media showed them partying in the Sunshine State and they were eventually fined $4,135 by Queensland Police for breaching Covid health orders.

Footy superstar Nathan Cleary (pictured with family) will be spoken to by the NRL Integrity Unit over reports the three men who allegedly snuck into the Grand Final from Sydney were his friends

They have since been sent back to Sydney with NSW Police saying they will also investigate the matter.

Under current health orders those living in Sydney are not able to leave the city amid a Covid-19 lockdown.

The Queensland border is also shut to anyone entering from NSW. 

An NRL spokesperson confirmed Cleary is being questioned about the trio’s alleged illegal holiday.

Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting Cleary knew about the alleged border breach.

The three man allegedly travelled from Sydney into Queensland to watch the NRL Grand Final on Sunday night

The three man allegedly travelled from Sydney into Queensland to watch the NRL Grand Final on Sunday night

An NRL spokesperson confirmed Cleary (right) is being questioned about the trio's alleged illegal holiday. Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting Cleary knew about the alleged border breach

An NRL spokesperson confirmed Cleary (right) is being questioned about the trio’s alleged illegal holiday. Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting Cleary knew about the alleged border breach

Cleary, who took home the Clive Churchill medal after Sunday night’s win, was last year fined $1,000 by police and copped a two-game ban after footage surfaced of him dancing with five women in breach of social distancing rules.

Images of the 23-year-old partying with the girls and filming TikTok dances at his house went viral and attracted widespread criticism. 

Meanwhile, the NRL Integrity Unit will also speak to the Panthers over allegations the Provan-Summons Trophy was damaged in post-final celebrations. 

The trio were eventually fined $4,135 by Queensland Police for breaching Covid health orders (pictured at police checkpoint in the Gold Coast)

The trio were eventually fined $4,135 by Queensland Police for breaching Covid health orders (pictured at police checkpoint in the Gold Coast)

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