5 Apr 2011

NRL chief slams Manly duo

6:21 am on 5 April 2011

The National Rugby League'schief executive David Gallop has blasted Manly forwards Anthony Watmough and Terence Seu Seu after their arrest for urinating on a shopfront on Sunday night.

Gallop accused Watmough and Seu Seu of bringing disrespect to the game and welcomed the Sea Eagles' decision to stand down the pair for one match.

The club also fined them a week's wages , in addition to the $220 on-the-spot penalty issued by police for offensive behaviour.

Gallop says though it may not seem the biggest crime to some, off-field behaviour such as this is disrespectful to the rest of the players in the game.

And Sea Eagles chief executive Graham Lowe labelled the pair's behaviour as unacceptable, saying they have embarrassed themselves, the club and its sponsors and supporters.

Lowe says they have shown great remorse for their silly action and will pay a heavy penalty.