Paul Gallen suggests players in bubble barbecue alone rather than risk breaking strict lockdown rules in Queensland

Rugby league legend Paul Gallen has suggested players going into the Queensland bubble should “please themselves” rather than risk breaking the strict lockdown rules set in place by the National Rugby League.

Writing for the Wide World of Sports website, the premiership-winning Cronulla captain was worried about the sexual appetite of some players who were “used to living as certain way”.

“I really hope there aren’t breaches, let alone a stack of them. The game can’t afford them. But we’re talking human nature,” Gallen wrote.

“I don’t think anyone would be going out. I can’t imagine anyone would be stupid enough to go to a pub or nightclub, where they’ll be spotted. It think it’s more about people doing things privately.

“If you’re single and used to living as certain way, it’s going to be tough for guys to break their habits. They’re just going to have to remember what’s at stake.

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“If they want to keep their contracts, want to keep earning the money that they are … they’re going to have to weigh up what’s more important and please themselves, so to speak!”

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