Banished Scot apologises for Cup exit

Nov 10, 2017 - 4:07 AM Banished Scotland forward Sam Brooks has apologised for his embarrassing Rugby League World Cup exit.

The Bravehearts are preparing for Saturday's must win clash with Samoa in Cairns without Brooks, captain Danny Brough and prop Johnny Walker after the trio were sent home for misconduct.

Reports claimed they were deemed too drunk to board a plane after their 74-6 loss to New Zealand in Christchurch and were thrown out of the Cup squad last weekend.

Brooks cut an apologetic figure when he returned to pre-season training for UK Championship club Featherstone while Scotland prepared for their crunch game.

"My actions on Sunday were nothing short of unacceptable," he told reporters.

"I would like to apologise to everyone involved with Scotland Rugby League, the players, the staff and the fans who travelled a long way to support us.

"I would also like to apologise to everyone involved with Featherstone Rovers, who I have been representing while away with the Scottish national side.

"Most importantly, I would like to apologise to my family who give me the right to represent Scotland in terms of eligibility.

"I am gutted to have embarrassed my family and friends by being forced to leave the tournament in such a disappointing manner."

The trio's sacking was another blow to Scotland who have conceded 124 points in two heavy losses.

Yet they can still make the quarter-finals if they defeat fellow winless outfit Samoa at Barlow Park.

"I will be working as hard as possible - on and off the field - to redeem myself and put this behind me," Brooks said.

Source: AAP

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