NRL news 2022: Magic Round marred by ugly brawl at Suncorp Stadium

The highly anticipated NRL Magic Round was marred by a nasty brawl that broke out in the stands at Suncorp Stadium on Friday.

The highly anticipated NRL Magic Round was marred by a nasty brawl that broke out in the stands of Suncorp Stadium during Friday night’s match between Canterbury Bulldogs and Newcastle Knights.

Footage has emerged of a physical altercation on the opening night of Magic Round, with around half a dozen men throwing punches and falling into chairs.

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The fight lasted about a minute before the police intervened.

The video quickly circulated on social media on Friday, with rugby league fans expressing their disgust at the crowd behavior and lack of security intervention.

A Queensland Police spokesperson confirmed news.com.au that three people involved in the altercation have been evicted by police and given offense notices for disorderly conduct on licensed premises – but there are no active assault complaints.

Three other men were given instructions to move while one person received first aid at the scene, Queensland Police confirmed.

The incident comes after a wild brawl broke out at the same venue on Anzac Day after a fan appeared to shout during a moment of silence to remember the dead.

In the footage, a man wearing a Bulldogs shirt is seen repeatedly punching another man in the face and trying to pull off his Broncos jersey until he fell backwards into the row of seats behind him.

The video, which went viral on Facebook last month, shows other attendees yelling at the man and telling him to leave.

On Friday, the Knights cruised to a 16-6 win over the struggling Bulldogs to break a frustrating six-game losing streak.

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