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Two players charged with assault after Rugby Union brawl

PLAYER PUNCH-UP: Players from Colts and Brothers A-grade teams get involved in a huge brawl after their game on Anzac Day.
PLAYER PUNCH-UP: Players from Colts and Brothers A-grade teams get involved in a huge brawl after their game on Anzac Day. Seven Local News

SEVERAL A-grade Rockhampton footballers could face disciplinary action by Queensland Rugby Union officials when they face a judiciary panel on Monday night.

All players from the Anzac Day game, including the two players Rockhampton CIB detectives yesterday charged with assault causing bodily harm, are expected to front the panel.

The charges were laid following a brawl at Rugby Park on Saturday, just after the referee blew the final whistle.

A 19-year-old man and a 22-year-old were charged with assault causing bodily harm. The 22-year-old faced a further charge of common assault.

They are due to appear in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on May 18.

Rockhampton CIB boss Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Moon could not say what started the fight.

Central Queensland Rugby Union president Ian Coombe said the Colts and Brothers rugby union squads were sent letters asking them to show-cause as to why they should remain in the 2015 competition.

"This is the worst rugby union fight I've seen in ages," Mr Coombe said.

The union and investigating police officers were still surveying video footage of the fight.

A result from the judiciary hearing will be known early next week.

Topics:  assault, brawl, editors picks, rugby union




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