Sam Brooks playing for Widnes in January.
Sam Brooks playing for Widnes in January. Nathan Stirk

Disgraced Scot apologises for behaviour

SCOTLAND forward Sam Brooks has apologised after being thrown out of the Scotland Rugby League World Cup squad.

Brooks, captain Danny Brough and Johnny Walker were all sent home last week after being deemed to drunk to board a flight following the Scots' 74-6 loss to New Zealand.

Scotland must prepare for tonight's must-win game with Samoa at Barlow Park, Cairns, without the trio, with Brooks now back with club Featherstone Rovers in pre-season.

"My actions on Sunday were nothing short of unacceptable,” he said.

"I would like to apologise to everyone involved with Scotland Rugby League, the players, the staff and the fans who travelled a long way to support us.

"I would also like to apologise to everyone involved with Featherstone Rovers, who I have been representing while away with the Scottish national side.”

Despite conceding 124 points in their opening group games against Tonga and New Zealand, Scotland can still progress to the quarter-finals for the second consecutive World Cup with a win over Samoa.



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