FEATHERSTONE Rovers prop Sam Brooks has released a statement, apologising for his recent behavior after he was sent home from the Scotland World Cup squad.
The club were made aware of the incident that took place with Brooks and two other Braveheart players, on Monday. The Rovers have started an internal investigation into the matter, and the 24 year old has received a written warning from the club.
In his statement Brooks said: “I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to everyone involved with Scotland Rugby League, the players, the staff and the fans who travelled a long way to support us.
“My actions on Sunday were nothing short of unacceptable and, more importantly, totally embarrassing. I would also like to apologise to everyone involved with Featherstone Rovers, who I have been representing while away with the Scottish national side.
“Most importantly, I would like to apologise to my family – who give me the right to represent Scotland in terms of eligibility. I am gutted to have embarrassed my family and friends by being forced to leave to tournament in such a disappointing manner.
“Going forward, I will be working as hard as possible, on and off the field, to redeem myself and put this behind me. I owe the Featherstone fans a great deal and will do everything I can to make people proud of me once again.”
Featherstone’s general manager Davide Longo commented on the incident: “We have spoken to both Sam and Scotland at length and have completed a comprehensive investigation into what occurred and how it resulted in our player returning to the UK ahead of schedule.
“We believe the matter has been dealt with swiftly, in a professional manner, and now all parties can move forward.”