The Canterbury Bulldogs' Mad Monday celebrations are in the spotlight and have marred the first week of the NRL playoffs, with an Australian newspaper capturing photographs of players vomiting in public. The Daily Telegraph reports that the Bulldogs players were groping each other's genitals while also stripping naked and partying in Sydney pub at a private function yesterday. On the front page of the Telegraph today, there was an image of a player throwing up in the alleyway.
A former NRL player turned Australian model has accidentally given fans more than he planned when he shared a nude photograph of himself on social media. Nick Youngquest shared his naked snap with his 88, Instagram fans, carefully placing a flag emoji over his manhood to protect his modesty. Unfortunately, the former rugby league player failed to spot the fact there was a telling shadow on his thigh — giving fans an X-rated glimpse of his undercarriage.
NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has said there is 'no doubt' that action will be taken against the Canterbury Bulldogs over their Mad Monday celebrations and that the club had let the game down on the eve of the finals. Greenberg said the NRL would likely take action on Wednesday after receiving a report from the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs' mad Monday was staged in a roped-off section at The Harbour View Hotel away from other patrons but police are now investigating whether the pub has breached its liquor licensing conditions.
Photographers from The Daily Telegraph captured Bulldogs second rower Adam Elliott getting his gear off and a teammate grabbing his genitals. Another was pictured vomiting heavily in the street and laying on the ground. The club is also working closely with the NRL in regard to determining the next steps in this review.
NRL players Adam Elliott and Asipeli Fine have received a conditional release order after a "disgraceful" performance involving lewd behaviour and simulated sex acts during Canterbury's Mad Monday celebrations. Elliott, 24 and Fine, 26, were charged after a news photographer snapped them nude on the balcony of the Harbour View Hotel at The Rocks on September 3. The players were supported by teammates in Downing Centre Local Court on Monday when they entered guilty pleas to charges of wilful and obscene exposure.
Naked Rugby League is a black-and-white nude calendar featuring professional rugby league footballers of Australasia's National Rugby League competition. Released in Octoberthe month calendar spanning from January to February calendar was produced in the same erotic style of French rugby's annual Dieux du Stade calendars with the players being photographed nude separately in various locations, both indoors and outdoors. The photos were taken by the Australian celebrity photographer Pedro Virgil.
The NRL has distanced itself from a provocative fundraising calendar which reveals a glimpse of Penrith winger Nick Youngquest's genitals. Some of the NRL's biggest stars, including Australian Test representatives Johnathan Thurston and Justin Hodges, are photographed nude in the publication, which is being marketed as the "most provocative calendar ever released by an Australian football code". Many of the shots leave little to the imagination, but it is Youngquest's revealing pose - in which one hand is placed partially over his genitalia - that has caused a stir.
Here are 16 controversies that shocked the footy world. King of scandals Ben Cousins became more famous for his off-field antics than his football skills.
His position of choice was at hooker. Webb made his first grade debut for Eastern Suburbs in Round 10 against Newcastle. Although Webb played with the club for 3 seasons, he was not involved in any finals games for the club and missed out on playing in the and grand finals.
Bulldogs chairwoman Lynne Anderson says as hard as it was for the club to farewell the Morris brothers and a host of other players, it is yet to free the organisation from salary cap restraint. Reflecting on her first season as head of the Belmore club, Anderson had the added distraction of players being photographed in the nude during their 'Mad Monday' drinks. Anderson was tightlipped about the matter and said it would be dealt with by the club and the NRL's Integrity Unit.