COVID breach threatens future of star

The NRL has reported a breach of the current balcony directive to Queensland Health by Wests Tigers player James Roberts – who is out of contract at the end of 2021.

Queensland chief officer Jeanette Young recently revealed she would evict all non-Queensland NRL teams from the state if local health orders were violated once more.

Roberts was already late to the Tigers’ relocation having been placed in a COVID hold following near contact with a COVID-infected person in Sydney, with the three-quarter travelling with families at a later date.

The NRL star has had problems with mental health in the past, so the NRL and Tigers are closely monitoring the situation after images of him opening the balcony door for fresh air were snapped on camera and then purchased by a TV network.

Roberts began his NRL career at South Sydney before spells at Penrith, Gold Coast and Brisbane brought him back to the Rabbitohs in 2018.

The 28-year-old then signed for Wests ahead of the 2021 season.

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