09/03/2013 11:05 am ET

Anthony Watts, Australian Rugby Player, Accused Of Biting Opponent's Penis


There's below the belt, and then there's down under.

Anthony Watts, a rugby player for Australia's Gold Coast Rugby League, is under investigation after an opponent accused him of biting the victim's penis in a brawl during the Bycroft Cup preliminary final on Sunday, according to

An opposing player reportedly pulled down his shorts and alerted officials on the field after the alleged attack.

In a statement released by his attorney Monday, Watts "absolutely [denied] that any biting of any nature has taken place... [but apologized] if there has been any contact made to that particular area of this gentleman's body."

Watts received a one-game suspension on Tuesday for an illegal hit.

According to, Watts has been been investigated for inciting brawls before. In June, he allegedly threw a head butt after a game that sparked a brawl between rival biker gangs.

Rugby league is a full-contact sport that's renowned for its lack of protective gear, and has had its share of infamously dirty plays. The Courier-Mail's roundup of the worst moments in rugby league includes broken jaws, biting, butt-probing and even on-field urination.



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