A reported Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves target has landed himself in hot water following the departure of Canterbury Bulldogs head coach Trent Barrett.
Barrett, who has been in the job only 18 months, announced his departure following the weekend’s dismal showing against the Newcastle Knights.
But, whilst the Canterbury team were given strict orders to not talk to the media waiting outside Belmore, one man couldn’t resist giving his twopenny worth.
Paul Vaughan has created a reputation for himself in recent seasons as a ‘bad boy’.
The 31-year-old had the last 15 months of an $800,000-a-year contract ripped up as well as incurring a $50,000 fine for ignoring St George Illawarra Dragons coach Anthony Griffin’s instructions before launching one of the most expensive BBQs in history.
Vaughan was also reportedly issued a formal warning at St George for an alleged sexting scandal and he chose to yell at the media this week when told to be silent.
“Do you have to be here? You are the worst kind of people,” Vaughan yelled at reporters.
Meanwhile, Vaughan has yet to receive any offer from an NRL side for 2023 and beyond, with his contract at the Bulldogs running out at the end of this season.
However, that hasn’t stopped interest from abroad with both Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves reportedly chasing the prop, according to the Daily Telegraph.