UPDATE: The Queensland Maroons volition beryllium without back-rower Jai Arrow for the 3rd State of Origin match, aft helium breached COVID-19 protocols by bringing "an unregistered guest" into the team's edifice connected the Gold Coast. It is understood that "guest" was a pistillate invited to the edifice by Arrow.
The NRL this day issued Arrow with a breach announcement for failing to comply with the league's protocols. The 25-year-old has been deed with a $35,000 fine, arsenic good arsenic a two-game suspension. He present has 5 days to respond to the breach notice.
As it stands, Arrow volition miss Wednesday's Origin finale and South Sydney's Round 18 clash against the Bulldogs. He volition beryllium forced to isolate for the adjacent 14 days.
Fortunately for the NRL, who instantly notified Queensland Health of the matter, next week's Origin match looks similar it volition beryllium allowed to spell up arsenic scheduled.
NRL CEO Andrew Abdo confirmed the quality and said determination was "no excuses for breaching the protocols"
"In our presumption this is simply a wide breach of our biosecurity protocols, Jai has been placed into isolation from the squad and volition instrumentality location to Sydney,'' helium said.
"There are nary excuses for breaching the protocols, they are our licence to proceed playing – players person to comply, oregon we volition each look the consequences.
"I privation to beryllium precise clear, immoderate worldly deliberate repetition offence by a subordinate volition effect successful america removing that subordinate from the approved bubble roster.
"I'd similar to convey Queensland Health for their ongoing assistance successful managing the concern and ensuring assemblage wellness and safety."
Arrow to day has played 9 games for the Maroons since making his Origin debut backmost successful 2018.
Paul Vaughan sacked arsenic St George Illawarra officials respond to drama-filled weekend
The Arrow concern comes conscionable days aft the NRL handed retired $305,000 successful fines to St George Illawarra players who attended a location enactment astatine Paul Vaughan's spot successful Shellharbour.
A full of 12 players were suspended for a week each, portion Vaughan was deed with an eight-match ban. The Dragons subsequently tore up his contract aft the NRL's suspension.
Additional reporting by Brett Graham.
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