Wests Tigers forward Zane Musgrove has admitted to driving with a suspended licence despite admitting to police he never knew he was banned.
Musgrove was caught driving in the Sydney suburb of Maroubra about 9.15pm in late last year, but after speaking with the 25-year-old, police discovered his licence had been suspended in September for three months with Musgrove having already notified his club and the NRL Integrity Unit of the incident.
He did not appear at court with a legal representative emailing the court and entering a guilty plea on Musgrove’s behalf.
“About 9.15pm on Friday, November 26 2021, officers attached to Eastern Beaches Police Area Command were patrolling Maroubra Road at the intersection of Anzac Parade, Maroubra, when they stopped a BMW travelling without lights on,” a police statement said.
“Police spoke to the 25-year-old male driver, before further checks revealed the man’s driver’s licence was expired and suspended.
“The man was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for drive motor vehicle while licence suspended.”
The Samoan international has also played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, but has registered just 38 NRL games since debuting in 2016.
His lack of game time has been down to injury, but Musgrove missed the entirety of the 2019 season following charges of indecent assault.
It’s yet another off-field incident for the NRL to contend with after Curtis Scott’s arrest.