Super Rugby

Wallaby urinated on a bar while wearing a cow costume, now Nick Phipps is a ‘goose’

The New South Wales Waratahs back has apologised for his behaviour during a stag night, saying he was a ‘bloody idiot’

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 May, 2018, 10:42pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 May, 2018, 10:42pm

New South Wales Waratahs back Nick Phipps has been fined after admitting to urinating on a bar while wearing a cow costume during his stag night at a Sydney venue.

The Wallabies scrum half was kicked out of the Woollahra Hotel a day after he played in the Waratahs’ 29-0 defeat by the Lions in their Super Rugby match on April 20.

The Waratahs said they had completed an investigation into the incident and fined the 29-year-old A$4,000 (HK$23,700).

“Nick Phipps has admitted his guilt and the investigation found the reported events to be true and accurate,” Waratahs chief executive Andrew Hore said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Phipps’ role as state club captain of the NSW Waratahs has also been suspended and his reinstatement to this role will be monitored by the organisation.”

Phipps, who has won 61 test caps and represented his country at two World Cups, apologised for the incident earlier in the day.

“I’m a goose, if I’m going to do the crime, I’ll pay the time,” he told reporters in Sydney. “It’s always been in my character to stand up and accept the responsibility, I was a bloody idiot.”

The Waratahs host the Auckland Blues on Saturday and will bid to end Australian teams’ 36-game losing streak to New Zealand opponents.