Dragons duo Zac Lomax and Talatau Amone have been concerned in a coaching bust-up as tensions boiled over throughout a three-day camp on the NSW south coast.
However the membership has downplayed the drama, stating it was simply “some aggressive hearth” between teammates at a session in Mollymook.
The Day by day Telegraph reported Lomax and Amone had been concerned in a heated scuffle, with a fan capturing the tense trade on TikTok throughout a one-hour open coaching run.
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Lomax reportedly took exception to a giant hit from Amone, earlier than the Dragons backline stars shortly moved on from the incident, which noticed the entire squad come collectively to interrupt up the scuffle.
The Sydney Morning Herald spoke with Dragons CEO Ryan Webb after the confrontation, who mentioned he wasn’t disillusioned within the hearth proven by gamers.
“I’d put it right down to nothing greater than the boys displaying some aggressive hearth, which is what you wish to see from the boys, if I’m being sincere,” Webb advised the Herald.
“It bubbled over, two younger guys acquired a bit overzealous, everybody separated them, they saved coaching for an additional half-hour and everybody was mates afterwards.”
The scuffle comes simply two months after Dragons star Ben Hunt branded teammates “disrespectful” for being no-shows on the end-of-season presentation night time.
Hunt, Lomax and Michael Molo had been the one three gamers current, with 27 teammates absent.
The eagerness and depth at a coaching session is a optimistic signal because the Dragons purpose to interrupt again into the highest eight subsequent season after two sub par years beneath coach Anthony Griffin.
In April, Lomax was hit with a $1,000 effective for opposite conduct after leaping on the again of former teammate and Newcastle ahead Tyson Frizell throughout a attempt celebration.
The Dragons returned to their house base in Wollongong on Friday, earlier than travelling to Sydney on Monday for an opposed session with the NSW Waratahs at NSW Rugby’s new $20m centre of excellence in Daceyville.
Initially printed as Dragons clarify fiery scuffle as teammates compelled to intervene