Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs star Josh Addo-Carr has been knocked out in an all-in brawl at the Koori Knockout on the New South Wales Central Coast, News Corp reports.
Addo-Carr, playing for the Sydney All Blacks against a Wallgett side that included incoming Rabbitoh Jack Wighton, was taken high in a tackle, sparking an all-in brawl.
The ruckus eventually began involving spectators, and police were called to the site, with the match having to be called off.
Addo-Carr reportedly left the scene before police were called.
In a statement to news.com.au, NSW Police said that the fight broke out when spectators attempted to break up the on-field fight.
“About 1.45pm (Saturday 30 September 2023), two teams were playing as part of a rugby league carnival at a sporting complex at Tuggerah, when an on-field fight broke out,” the statement said.
“Some players and spectators attempted to break up the fight, which then spread off-field, whilst others became involved.
“Police and event security broke up the brawl a short time later and the crowd dispersed, before the game was called off.
“There are no reports of injuries at this time.
“Police from Tuggerah Lakes Police District are working closely with event organisers and NSW Rugby League.”
The tournament is one of the biggest Indigenous sporting events in the country, and brings together 150 teams from around Australia to showcase some of the nation’s top Indigenous rugby league talent.
Over 40,000 people are expected to brave scorching weekend temperatures to attend the tournament, which is being held at the Central Coast Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex at Tuggerah.
Ambulance NSW have been contacted for comment.
More to come.