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Rugby league star filmed simulating sex act with dog during Australia Day celebrations

Mitchell Pearce’s professional career is now in doubt and an investigation is under way.

ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S biggest rugby league stars is under investigation following reports of a lewd act with a dog on Australia Day.

Mitchell Pearce, a halfback with the Sydney Roosters and State of Origin representative for New South Wales, was filmed simulating the lewd act during alcohol-fuelled Australia Day celebrations on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old NRL star can be seen in a video at a Sydney house party trying to force an unwanted kiss on a female before turning his attention to the woman’s dog, shouting: “I wanna f*** your dog.” The woman also claimed that Pearce had urinated on her couch.

Pearce, whose father Wayne is an Australian Rugby League commissioner, was also in trouble following an alcohol-related incident in 2014; he was fined AU$20,000 after a female made a complaint about his advances in a nightclub.

The Roosters co-captain’s career is now in doubt following his latest off-field incident.

Pearce posted this photo on Instagram earlier on Australia Day as celebrations got under way with his team-mates, saying: “Love these blokes.”

Source: Instagram - @mitchpearce7

The Roosters announced that they would conduct an internal investigation while the NRL awaited a report from the Roosters into the incident.

“The Integrity Unit will work with the Roosters to ensure the matter is dealt with appropriately,” read the NRL statement.

The NRL has repeatedly had to deal with alcohol-related problems in recent years — this isn’t even the first time an NRL player has been involved in an alleged sexual act with a canine.

Joel Monaghan, a former Canberra Raiders, New South Wales and Australia wing, moved to England’s Super League after an image of him simulating a sex act with a dog was posted on social media during a boozy session with team-mates.

One of the league’s brightest stars, Todd Carney, was sacked by Cronulla Sharks last year after an explicit photo of him went viral on social media.

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