The National Rugby League (NRL) has today cancelled the registrations of Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs players Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera.
The NRL’s show-cause process found the behaviour of each player in the lead-up to a trial match in Port Macquarie on February 29 constituted very serious breaches of the league’s Code of Conduct.
NRL Chief Executive Officer Todd Greenberg said the behaviour would not be tolerated.
“The behaviour of both players was inexcusable and a very serious breach of the code of conduct,” he said.
“The game will not tolerate such conduct and as such both players have had their registrations cancelled.
“This decision should send a very clear message to all players of our stance on such behaviour.”
The NRL and the Bulldogs have assisted the families involved throughout the process and continue to do so.
Both players have been contacted and welfare services made available to them.