Australian newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported today Illawarra District Rugby Union is looking into a complaint that an unnamed Avondale rugby player urinated in his shorts before a match against Vikings in order to put off would-be tacklers.
An article in tomorrow's Illawarra Mercury claims the player's been cleared to compete in this weekend's match, though again without naming exactly who it is that's accused of the pants-pissing. The ruling didn't make rivals happy:
One official of a club not involved in the Avondale-Vikings game, who asked not to be named, said the player was well known for previously urinating on his own shorts.
‘‘It's happened in the past and he's obviously played up to it since,'' he said.
The Telegraph has a photo they say was sent as evidence of intentional incontinence, though it's difficult to tell if it's urine, water, or just a pattern on the shorts. Does Australian rugby have a serial pants-pisser on the loose? Or just somebody who is very clumsy at washing his hands?
h/t to Alistair