Wallaby Star Arrested In Brisbane
Scott Higginbotham has been arrested in Brisbane and charged with one count of assaulting police, and one count of being found in a police establishment without a lawful excuse.
A police source said that a friend of Higginbotham’s had drawn police attention, before Higginbotham attempted to intervene.
The Queensland police service confirmed the charges on Sunday evening. Higginbotham is now due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on February 21.
The ARU released a statement confirming Higginbotham had been arrested on Sunday. Their integrity unit will now conduct and investigation into the matter.
The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) is investigating an incident involving Queensland Reds player, Scott Higginbotham in Brisbane on Saturday night.
ARU CEO, Bill Pulver said: “The Queensland Rugby Union has today referred a matter to the ARU integrity unit concerning an incident involving Reds player, Scott Higginbotham in Brisbane last night.
“The ARU integrity unit has subsequently launched an investigation into the incident today.
30-year-old Higginbotham has played 32 Test for Australia as a member of the Wallabies, and also made more than a hundred appearances in the Super Rugby competition with the Reds and the Rebels.