Melbourne Storm player referred to NRL's Intergrity Unit
Sydney Morning Herald
October 14, 2019 7:11 am
A Melbourne Storm player has been referred to the NRL’s Integrity Unit after an alleged incident in Bali.
The Storm announced it had reported the incident and launched its own investigation into allegations a player was involved in a fight outside a bar in Bali where a number of Storm players were on holiday together.
A video was circulated online on Sunday night, allegedly of prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona, swinging a flurry of punches at a person outside a night spot.
A source told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald the incident started after Storm winger Suliasi Vunivalu was allegedly coward punched inside the bar by the same person later involved in the fight with Asofa-Solomona.
The Age and the Herald has also been told there has been no police action taken as of Sunday night.
Vunivalu and Asofa-Solomona have formed a strong friendship in their years together at the Storm.
Asofa-Solomona finished the NRL season as one of the game’s most damaging props and he was among the Storm’s best players in the late season and the run through the finals.
The club released a statement on Sunday night confirming it had referred the matter to the NRL and were investigating it themselves.
“The Storm takes these type of incidents very seriously and will not be making any further public comment at this time,” the statement read.