Brisbane Broncos release statement on Albert Kelly and Payne Haas following altercation

Albert Kelly

Brisbane Broncos have released a statement on pair Albert Kelly and Payne Haas following an altercation leaked on video. 

The duo have been interviewed by the club and the NRL Integrity Unit following a video shared on social media.

The Brisbane team-mates were filmed fighting allegedly following their round two win over Canterbury Bulldogs in Sydney.

9News Australia Crime Reporter Jordan Fabris has shared that New South Wales Police have also launched an investigation into the fight.

Brisbane Broncos share statement

The club shared: “The Broncos and NRL Integrity Unit have completed separate interviews with both players involved in an altercation on video that was made public last night.

“Players Albert Kelly and Payne Haas cooperated fully with both the club and the Integrity Unit.

“The Broncos will now work with the NRL as they complete their investigation.”

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Haas, 22, was hit with a two-year good behaviour bond in February last year after pleading guilty to intimidating police and using offensive language. He was also fined $50,000 and suspended for three matches by the NRL.

The Australian representative prop was also suspended for four games in 2019 for failing to cooperate with an NRL integrity unit investigation.

Kelly, 31, returned to Australia in 2021 following a six year stint in Super League with Hull KR and Hull. The half-back made his professional debut in 2010 with Cronulla before joining Gold Coast Titans in 2013.

He made the switch to England with the Robins in 2015. Kelly was named the club’s player of the year in his debut season. He also featured in their Challenge Cup final appearance at Wembley in 2015.

Kelly has recently been sidelined with a foot injury.

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