Manly prop Willie Mason has said that the alleged anti-social behaviour incident he was involved in during the NRL Auckland Nines weekend was just a 'brotherly wrestle'.

The NRL are investigating an incident involving Mason on Saturday night in Auckland.

Mason wasn't in the Sea Eagles Nines squad, playing an off-field role for the team.

He admitted to the Daily Telegraph that he was just having a bit of fun with his brother.


"I did have a wrestle with my brother Les when I was leaving Eden Park, but that was just a brotherly wrestle and there was nothing in it," Mason told the newspaper.

"I then left the ground and went straight to the Pullman Hotel.

"I was in bed by midnight."

Manly released a statement saying: "The club has been made aware of the alleged anti-social behavior by Willie Mason at the NRL Auckland Nines over the weekend.

"Although not a part of the Sea Eagles NRL Auckland Nines squad, Mason is still a representative of the club and as such, the matter will be reviewed internally before offering any further comment.

"The NRL's Integrity Unit is also aware of the matter."

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- Herald Online