No sooner had Wallabies star Kurtley Beale apologised for his role in a video showing another man snorting white powder, a second video had leaked of the rugby player skylarking while a suspicious-looking substance was passed around.
In the latest video, reportedly recorded after the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Beale was seen playing with a vacuum cleaner in the manner of a didgeridoo before a plate that looked to contain lines of white powder appeared on the screen.
A second video has been leaked showing Kurtley Beale in a room where a suspicious-looking substance is passed around. Credit:Nine News
Rugby Australia was frantically trying to contact the NSW playmaker in New Zealand, where he had travelled on leave before his Super Rugby commitments started next week.
The video was obtained by Nine News. The outlet reported it was shot about 6.00am after Beale had returned to an apartment in Maroubra with people he had met out the night before.
It followed the leaking to social media on Monday of a video reportedly recorded by NRL player Corey Norman in 2016 in which Beale was seen laughing while a man snorted white powder off a plate.
Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle confirmed that Beale contacted her on Tuesday night to apologise for his appearance in the initial video.
A plate that looked to contain lines of white powder appears in the leaked video.Credit:Nine News
"Rugby Australia only became aware of the vision after it had surfaced on social media on Monday afternoon and understands that it was recorded in 2016," Ms Castle said.
"After becoming aware that the vision was being shared on social media, Kurtley contacted me last night to apologise for the negative attention the video had attracted and expressed regret at putting himself in a compromising position at that time."
Beale also attended the NRL Integrity Unit to give his version of the events that were captured on the video on Tuesday, she said.
"Kurtley acknowledges that his presence in the video and the humour he expressed at the incident at the time does not reflect the image that is expected of a professional rugby player."
The two videos are the latest in a series of embarrassing posts to be shared on Facebook, including a trio of sex tapes allegedly involving Bulldogs prop Dylan Napa.
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