Matthew Johns, Brett Firman and other unnamed members of the Cronulla Sharks engaged in group sex for two hours with a 19-year-old woman, while on tour
of New Zealand. Up to 12 Sharks were in the room. The incident was investigated by police at the
time of the incident and no charges were laid. Johns claimed the act was consensual but was stood down
indefinitely from his on-air commitments with the Nine Network and his coaching role with NRL club Melbourne Storm in
Three Bulldogs players (unnamed) were involved in a sex incident with a 24-year-old woman
at the Plantation Hotel in Coffs Harbour, on 3 March, 2003. The woman claimed
that one player raped her in a hotel room, while another player hid behind the curtain and masturbated
during the ordeal. A third player set up the incident.
 After a lengthy police investigation no-one was charged.
Julian O'Neill attempted to set fire to a foam costume worn by a boy during a river
Anthony Minichiello, Mark Gasnier and an
unknown third player sent a sexually harassing phone message to a woman's answering machine, which
implied lewd acts such as group sex. They were dropped from the first State of Origin game and fined
(Players unknown) were questioned the alleged rape of a 23 year old woman by six members of the Canterbury Bulldogs in Coffs Harbour on 22 February, however no criminal charges were laid after police
investigation found insufficient evidence in the case
. Half a million dollars in fines were subjected to the club by the NRL
Five Bulldogs players were
seen groping women on the dance floor of the Plantation Hotel, and were then involved in a fight before
Chris Walker was involved in a drunken altercation with police outside a Fortitude Valley nightclub. Police used capsicum spray to subdue Walker, and charged him with assaulting police, obstructing police
and public nuisance.
 The Roosters club fined
the winger and placed him on an alcohol ban for the rest of the season.
Brad Morrin, while drunk,
opened the door of a passing car and tried to hitch a lift, alarming the driver. Morrin was detained in a
police cell for four hours, which is standard police practice for anyone found intoxicated in a public
Corey Hughes was
involved in a brawl at the Kembla Grange Racecourse. He was charged with numerous offences.
Michael Crocker was
involved in an alcohol-fueled disturbance outside a Sydney hotel. He pleaded guilty to affray and
was fined $10,000 by his club.
Craig Gower was fired as Panthers captain after
a string of alcohol-fuelled incidents at a charity golf event in December.
 It was alleged that he argued with several guests, groped the teenage daughter of league
legend Wayne Pearce, chased Pearce's son with a bottle before vomiting on him, streaked around the resort,
totalled a golf cart, held a butter knife to the throat of a Sydney radio personality, threw the knife at
resort guests and fought with security before being kicked out of the official function and detained by
 Gower was handed a "final warning" by the National Rugby League and fined $100,000, with
$90,000 to be paid to an NRL programme encouraging the responsible use of alcohol by league players and $10,000
to be paid to the host club replace the destroyed golf cart.