NRL: Bird faces axe at Titans after altercation
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Blues hard man Greg Bird will be at the centre of an NRL investigation after an incident outside a pub in northern NSW. The NRL career of Gold Coast star Greg Bird is under a cloud after revelations he is being investigated over an alleged drunken incident at a Brunswick Heads pub.
The Nine Network reported on Tuesday evening that Bird was refused entry at Hotel Brunswick last weekend and had an altercation with security staff. The Titans have confirmed the governing body has begun looking into the incident, which is believed to have occurred during Titans winger Anthony Don’s bucks party.
“The club is aware of an investigation currently underway by the NRL integrity unit regarding an alleged incident at a hotel in northern NSW last weekend,” the Titans said in a statement.
“At this stage, those investigations are yet to be completed so the club is not in a position to comment further until the outcome has been determined.”
The NRL said the Titans would decide on a course of action for their player. “Integrity unit investigators will prepare a report on the incident and provide it to the Gold Coast Titans, who will determine what, if any, actions is required,” a NRL spokesperson told AAP.
The latest drama could be another strike on a long list of off-field indiscretions involving Bird, which includes being stripped of the Titans’ captaincy in 2014 for urinating beside an unmarked police car.
He was also one of seven Gold Coast players charged with, but later acquitted of, possession and supply of cocaine early in 2015.
Bird, 31, is contracted to the Titans until the end of 2017 however has been linked with moves in the off-season to Newcastle and Manly.