Kangaroos player in strife just before the tournament quarter-finals.
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) November 11, 2013
The Australian Rugby League team has been rocked by reports Billy Slater has been arrested following their previous win against Ireland in Limerick.
Click here to read a statement by ARL team management. on the Slater incident.
Slater was detained by police in Manchester during a night out with teammates, after an incident at a nightclub in the English city.
As the Australian team looks to wrest back the Rugby League World Cup, any off-field distractions would be seen as a big road block.
It is understood the Melbourne Storm superstar fullback was allegedly involved in a bar fight.
Kangaroos management would not confirm Slater was the player involved, saying only that they are investigating the matter and will release a statement shortly.
Australia travelled back from Ireland to the UK on Monday following their 50-nil victory in their final pool match in Limerick.
The Kangaroos were supposed to be preparing for a quarter final clash against United States in Wales on Saturday.
It’s not the first incident of the tour, with forward Josh Papalii robbed on Australia’s first night in the UK.