Rugby League officials in Australia are investigating claims that one player bit another on the penis during a match brawl on the Gold Coast.
The eye-watering alleged incident took place during the first-half at the Bycroft Cup preliminary final in Tugun on Sunday.
The match, between Tugun and Bilambil descended into a brawl during the first-half, resulting in a Bilambil player pulling down his shorts to alert match officials to an alleged attack by ex-NRL player Anthony Watts.
The Bilambil player involved in the incident declined to make an official complaint but the Gold Coast Rugby League is said to be reviewing match footage. Reports claim that the Queensland Rugby League could also be called in to investigate.
Mr Watts has strenuously denied the allegations and appeared with his solicitor Mark Williams at a press conference this morning.
The Age reported that the solicitor said Watts "absolutely denies that any biting of any nature has taken place".
"Now, if there has been any contact made to that particular area of this gentleman's body, our client apologises," he continued.
Mr Williams told reporters that rugby league is a full contact sport and "whether it is real or imagined, contact can occur and that is a very real risk."
Conclusive evidence regarding the severity of the incident may be difficult to establish given there was only one camera used at the match.Reuse content