Kevin Walters, Payne Haas suspension, Selwyn Cobbo charge, news, highlights, Payne Haas fight, Cobbo driving charges

Broncos coach Kevin Walters has revealed he was frustrated with the NRL’s handling of the Payne Haas brawl.

The Red Hill enforcer was filmed fighting with teammate Albert Kelly after the Brisbane side’s second round game against the Bulldogs in Sydney.

Haas received a one-week suspension for the altercation, a penalty Walters disagreed with.

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“The Payne one, I was disappointed with the way everything was handled,” Walters said on SEN 1170.

“I didn’t really believe he did much harm, and it was just that it was caught on camera.

“He served his suspension, but I disagreed with the NRL.”

On Monday, the Broncos released a statement regarding the court appearance of winger Selwyn Cobbo.

The 19-year-old was charged after driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle while on a suspended license and was given a six-month driving ban and a $700 fine.

“We’re disappointed with Selwyn, but he didn’t know he didn’t have a current driver’s license,” Walters said.

“In his mind and knowledge, he thought his license was in progress.

“He hasn’t been updated with Queensland Transport on where he lives so they can send him some things that let him know he doesn’t have a licence.


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“He wants to be a good role model and he’s a great young man.

“He just got it wrong in that regard and we just got the fine and the suspension and he’ll be back there.”

Walters also revealed that Cobbo and other Broncos players often find ways to help the community, including charity work away from the eyes of the media.

“If they can help a group of men and women and put a smile on their face and that’s great news,” Walters said.

“A lot of our guys are doing great work in the community, hospitals and stuff, but no one hears about it.

“99% of the players have goodness in their hearts every day of the week and sometimes we make a few bad decisions.”

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