A ROWDY, drunken flight to Hong Kong with members of the Australian rugby league team must have left Cathay Pacific wishing the players had stuck with their national carrier - Qantas, the 'Flying Kangaroo'. Members of the national side, known as the 'Kangaroos', were reprimanded by their team manager, the plane's cabin crew and the captain for their unruly behaviour. The antics of a handful of players reportedly upset passengers who had hoped for a quiet, relaxing flight from Sydney on Wednesday. The team was flying to Britain for the World Cup. Cathay Pacific - which the Australian side has chosen ahead of Qantas to be its official carrier - played down the fracas last night. 'I can confirm that one or two members of the team were a little boisterous,' an airline spokesman said. The cabin crew and captain had asked team members to settle down during the eight-hour flight before their connection to Paris, the spokesman said. Team manager Geoff Carr also gave them a dressing-down in the wake of complaints about their unacceptable behaviour and alcohol intake. He reportedly banned certain players from drinking any more alcohol after they changed planes at Kai Tak airport. Cathay Pacific's spokesman said the team had been requested to keep the noise down for the connecting flight to Paris because it was an overnight journey and other passengers would want to sleep. 'I believe they all slept like logs on the Paris flight,' he said. It was a minor incident and a lot of sporting teams were asked to calm down during flights, said the spokesman.