It’s yet another incident in the off-season for the NRL to contend with, as Wests Tigers forward Tukimihia Simpkins has been questioned by police.
Simpkins, to his credit, turned himself in to police after feeling the scene of an accident all whilst driving without a license over the weekend, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
The 20-year-old was driving a vehicle with a number of passengers in the car when he mounted the kerb and crashed into a fence in the early hours of Sunday.
The passengers in the car are said to be members of the Tigers’ Jersey Flegg squad.
The club made a brief statement on the incident: “Wests Tigers have been made aware of an incident involving NRL player Tukimihia Simpkins.
“The club has alerted the NRL to the matter and will continue to work with the NRL Integrity Unit as needed.
“As this remains an ongoing legal matter, the club will make no further comment at the time.”
There was no alcohol trace in Simpkins’ blood and he later told police that he was driving his teammates to McDonalds for an early morning meal when he lost control of the vehicle.