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.

β€˜β€˜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