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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 December 2018

Scotland captain Danny Brough among three players sent home from Rugby League World Cup for misconduct

The trio are sanctioned after reportedly been refused entry onto a flight following heavy defeat to New Zealand.

Scotland's captain Danny Brough, facing away from camera as he passes the ball, is among three players from Scotland to be sent home from the Rugby League Cup. Mark Baker / AP Photo
Scotland's captain Danny Brough, facing away from camera as he passes the ball, is among three players from Scotland to be sent home from the Rugby League Cup. Mark Baker / AP Photo

Captain Danny Brough is among three Scotland players kicked out of the Rugby League World Cup for misconduct, team management said on Sunday.

Brough, Sam Brooks and Johnny Walker all remained in Christchurch on Sunday while the rest of the team flew to Cairns to prepare for their match against Samoa next weekend.

Reports said the trio were refused entry onto a flight to Australia for being intoxicated.

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The misconduct allegations follow Scotland's landslide 74-6 defeat to New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday to leave them winless after two games in the tournament.

"We expect everyone involved in Scotland Rugby League to adhere to the highest standards of behaviour," the Chairman of Scotland Rugby League Keith Hogg said in a statement.

"We fully support the code of conduct that is in place for everyone who is involved in the 2017 World Cup.

"We all understand our responsibilities to the game and we must respect the sportand everyone who is involved in it at all times.

"Unfortunately, these three players have not adhered to those standards and those values and will be leaving early from a tournament that it is a privilege for us to be involved in."