Sport Cooper Cronk savages David Fifita amid reports the Titans star is set to receive an NRL breach notice
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Cooper Cronk has blasted David Fifita amid reports the Gold Coast Titans and Queensland Maroons star is set to receive an NRL breach notice this week.
As first reported by, Fifita is set to learn his fate over a bizarre incident at a Gold Coast property on the morning of December 27.
Fifita was released without charge after he was arrested for.
accepted the incident was a misunderstanding after the former Brisbane Broncos reportedly entered the wrong room after he was invited to the property by an acquaintance.
Melbourne Storm beat Gold Coast Titans 20-14 to clinch 10th straight victory
The Storm withstand a late surge from the Titans to seal a six-point win on the Sunshine Coast, to close within two points of the Panthers.Melbourne looked to have a firm grip on the match, leading 16-4 at the half, but the Titans scored a couple of second half tries and looked a chance to level things but they failed to convert their chances.
But the governing body opened a new probe in February amid claims the, which could have salary cap implications if proven.
If Fifita is suspended by the NRL is could cost him a spot in the Maroons’ squad for Origin II on June 27.
Speaking on Fox League on Saturday night, Cronk was scathing in his criticism of the 21-year-old, who he says now owes Queensland and the wider NRL community.
“Well, he came out with some very bold comments leading into Game 1 and he didn’t deliver,” Cronk said on Fox League.
“Stupid actions like he did in the pre-season deserve consequences and if that means him missing a few games well he has to pay the price for that.
“He not only owes his state a very good performance, he obviously owes the rugby league community a better brand of behavior from now on.”
Fifita controversially escaped punishment over a 2019 incident while holidaying in Bali.
The then teenager was accused of punching a security guard outside a nightclub.
He was arrested and released from jail after agreeing to pay a ‘peace agreement’, reported to be as much as $50,000, to the alleged victim.
Fifita later claimed he was the victim of an extortion attempt and has maintained his innocence.
NRL fines Gold Coast forward David Fifita $20,000 following alcohol-related incident .
The Gold Coast Titans and Queensland forward is handed a significant financial penalty — half of which is suspended for 12 months — for breaching the league's alcohol code of conduct.The fine, half of which will be suspended for 12 months, relates to an incident that took place in December last year.