Penrith Panthers’ four-try debutant Charlie Staines has been dramatically stood down from the NRL after a biosecurity breach after his stunning debut.
After his dramatic debut, the 19-year-old reportedly hosted 10 visitors at his place of residence, including his parent, sister, his partner’s parents and four friends.
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Staines also took a trip to the hospital at 2.30am on Sunday for treatment for lockjaw.
“Charlie has been extremely naive on this occasion and inadvertently breached the protocols that are in place to protect the game,” Panthers CEO Brian Fletcher said.
“His misunderstanding of the specifics of the guidelines cannot be overlooked, nor can his failure to contact the club before seeking medical treatment for his jaw condition.
“The club and Charlie will now work closely with the NRL to ensure all necessary steps are taken to rectify the situation.”
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