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Sydney Roosters star caught up in alleged pub brawl with World Cup rival

Jayden Collins

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Sydney Roosters star caught up in alleged pub brawl with World Cup rival

NRL star Victor Radley is allegedly being investigated for a pub brawl with Ireland forward James Bentley during the World Cup.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that complaints were made to World Cup organisers over a physical interaction involving the Roosters player and Bentley after an incident in Manchester.

The report alleges that Bentley was the instigator, becoming aggressive toward England coach Shaun Wane following their semi-final loss to Samoa.

It’s believed that Bentley yelled abuse towards Wane over being left out of England’s World Cup squad.

The interaction led to Radley intervening and allegedly headbutting Bentley, who required stitches.

The Rugby League World Cup confirmed they were aware of the incidents.

Victor Radley. Credit: NRL/Supplied.
Victor Radley. Credit: NRL/Supplied.


They told Wide World Of Sports in a statement: “The Rugby League World Cup is aware of reported incidents and is in conversation with the respective parties to establish the circumstances.

"There will be no further comment at this time."

Fox Sports confirmed that the NRL was also investigating the matter.

A spokesperson told the publication: “The NRL Integrity Unit is aware of the matter and liaising with Rugby League World Cup officials.”

It has also been reported by Fox Sports that another two high-profile England players who play in the NRL were involved in a fight at the team hotel.

James Bentley. Credit: News Images LTD / Alamy
James Bentley. Credit: News Images LTD / Alamy

This has been denied by the players.

The Samoan team were staying in the same hotel after their semi-final victory and were reportedly kept awake by England players playing knock and run.

Radley already has a $5,000 fine over his head after being sanctioned by the NRL for lewd dressing room antics during the State of Origin series.

The incident led to NRL boss Andrew Abdo to personally sit down with Radley.

Last off-season, the Roosters player was handed a $20,000 fine, half of which was suspended, for tackling a party gatecrasher in Byron bay.

SPORTbible Australia has reached out to Victory Radley, Ireland Rugby, and England Rugby for comment.

Featured Image Credit: NRL/Supplied. News Images LTD / Alamy.

Topics: NRL, Rugby League, Australia, England

Jayden Collins
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