NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has warned the two Canterbury players who have been stood down are facing significant sanctions if they have found to have taken part in the “completely unacceptable” conduct allegations levelled at them.

Second-rower Corey Harawira-Naera and winger Jayden Okunbor have been
stood down following allegations of misconduct involving local female
high school students during a pre-season trip to Port Macquarie.

Neither player is under criminal investigation but they have been issued show cause notices by the NRL.

“Our players have no greater social responsibility than promoting respect for women,” Greenberg said.

Harawira-Naera is a Kiwi second rower.

Canterbury play Parramatta in the opening game of the season tonight.

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