NRL enforcer, 23, admits he had ’10 or 11′ drinks at a Christmas party before being caught drink driving
- NRL player confessed to having ’10 or 11′ drinks before driving on Christmas Day
- Raiders footballer fined and licence suspended after Canberra incident last year
- Coach Ricky Stuart warned there were always more boys ready to take his place
Canberra Raiders prop Corey Horsburgh, 23, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence when he faced ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
He was disqualified from driving for three months and given a $500 fine, but is yet to face a punishment from the NRL as the integrity unit weighs up its options.
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart offered little sympathy to Horsburgh, warning that his starting position in the first grade squad was no longer guaranteed.
Rising NRL star Corey Horsburgh (left) downed ’10 or 11 drinks’ before getting behind the wheel
The NRL is still deciding how to sanction Horsburgh (pictured right outside ACT Magistrates Court on February 23)
Horsburgh (pictured) said he was ‘disappointed’ in himself for letting his club down
‘One thing in the NRL is, there is always someone to take your spot,’ Mr Stuart said.
‘We’ve got plenty of depth and it just gives somebody else an opportunity.
‘It’s not my job to keep a position in this team – it’s their job.’
Fellow Raiders player Harawira-Naera was charged with drink driving in a separate incident on the same night.
Horsburgh told the Canberra Times he was ‘disappointed’ in himself for letting his club down.
‘What I did was wrong,’ he said.
‘I’m disappointed I let the club down, and my family. Not the right decision. I’m just glad it’s all done and just looking forward to playing some football now.’
Harawira-Naera is due to front court on March 25, 2021.
Coach Ricky Stuart (pictured) has warned Horsburgh his spot in the team is no longer guaranteed