Raiders forward Corey Horsburgh has had his driving license revoked and been slapped with a $500 fine for drink driving.
The NRL integrity unit is yet to hand down any sanction, but the Raiders forward has been told by NRL officials he can play in this weekend’s trial against the Roosters.
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Horsburgh said he consumed 10 or 11 alcoholic drinks in Canberra on Christmas Eve before being pulled over in the early hours of Christmas Day after failing to indicate at a roundabout.
He was given a criminal conviction and disqualified from driving for three months.
“What I did was wrong,” Horsburgh told The Canberra Times.
“I’m disappointed I let the club down, and my family. Not the right decision. I’m just glad it’s all done and just looking forward to playing some football now.”
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart had warned Horsburgh and teammate Corey Harawira-Naera that their place in his side was now at risk as a consequence of them both becoming embroiled in drink driving incidents during the festive period.
“It’s not my job to keep a position in this team – it’s their job,’’ Stuart said.
“And they haven’t given themselves a real good head start.
“They know it was a bad choice and very disappointing to say the least.
“One thing in the NRL is, there is always someone to take your spot.
“I’ll leave them to take care of their court case because I’ve got other players that need to be ready for round one.”
Harawira-Naera is due to front court on 25 March.