FOUR British rugby league players were sent home from a tour of Australia after allegations of violence.
The players were from the British Amateur Rugby League Association (Barla), which is based in Huddersfield.
None of the players was from Huddersfield.
One player was convicted by a court of assault and ordered out of Australia after attacking a local man.
Another three were sent home by their team officials after apparently fighting each other.
The incidents happened last week after the Barla team were defeated 50-24 by an Australian Aboriginal under-23 team in Gunnedah, New South Wales.
Tensions are said to have flared with locals in a pub and Barla players went back to their hotel with a police escort.
However, once at the hotel it was alleged that Barla players began fighting among themselves and one - Paul Raferty - left the hotel and attacked a local man.
He was arrested and admitted in court to drinking about 15 pints of beer before hitting the man with a piece of wood.
He was convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and ordered to pay £800 and leave the country.
Barla coach Mick Turner said Raferty and the other three players - Gary Weymes from East Hull, Loz Wildbore, from West Hull and Paul Jones from Wigan - deserved to be sent home.
He said: "They'd been drinking and were disappointed at losing. But their behaviour was not acceptable."