Tigers teammate AJ Kepaoa, 21, was also arrested and billed on the night.

“I was out at the Coogee Bay, we had a fantastic night, we still left, the police came, they began transferring folks away. I requested, ‘why are we acquiring moved absent?’, then I acquired arrested,” Musgrove stated.

Tigers prop Zane Musgrove is determined to clear his name.

Tigers prop Zane Musgrove is determined to clear his name.

“AJ acquired arrested because he questioned me why I received arrested.

“I didn’t have on, I was not intense and was not intimidating in any way. I merely requested a concern. They took me back to the station, opened the door and despatched me on my way. I didn’t even get taken down to the cells. They stated, ‘we’ll send out you a fine’.

“The policeman arrived to my house that [Sunday] night to fall off my high-quality. I requested him, ‘Why did I get arrested? I still really don’t know why’. He instructed me, ‘I was becoming also inquisitive’.

“I’m not blaming everyone. I just believed it could have been handled greater. I was up entrance with the club and I was up front with the NRL Integrity Unit.”

Musgrove is so decided to apparent his name he programs to appeal the $550 great.

Obtaining a connect with from Maori coach David Kidwell definitely lifted his spirits.

Musgrove, whose father Tony is Maori, is aware subsequent Saturday’s clash versus the Indigenous All Stars will imply a ton to his family – and so considerably to him.

“I’m definitely excited to engage in, this does mean every little thing to me, and I cannot wait to rip in,” Musgrove explained.

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Musgrove missed the 2019 period when he was stood down by the NRL soon after staying billed with indecently assaulting a lady he realized on the dance ground at the Coogee Bay Lodge. He was observed guilty and supplied a 12-thirty day period very good conduct bond, but previous year he efficiently appealed to have that decision overturned.

Throughout his time out of the video game, Musgrove commenced a job in maintenance at Wests Ashfield and kept in shape by coaching with the Tigers’ NSW Cup team.

Musgrove is tipped for a substantial yr at the Tigers soon after injury limited him to six games very last period. He slugged it out with the group in Tamworth on Tuesday. St George Illawarra observed sufficient and manufactured a significant-funds enjoy for his expert services, but Musgrove recommitted to the Tigers. He is predicted to arrive into the Maori side for Gold Coast forward Kevin Proctor.

Tigers mentor Michael Maguire understands Musgrove can present a great deal of spark up entrance, as will new recruit Joe Ofahengaue and younger back again-rower Shawn Blore.

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