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Canberra Raiders player Corey Horsburgh’s future is in danger after conviction under the influence of alcohol on Christmas Day

NRL enforcer, 23, admits he had ’10 or 11 ‘drinks at a Christmas party before being caught drunk driving

  • The NRL player confessed to having had ’10 or 11 ‘drinks before driving on Christmas Day
  • Footballer Raiders fined and license suspended after Canberra incident last year
  • Coach Ricky Stuart warned that there were always more guys ready to take his place

An up-and-coming NRL star has confessed to having ’10 or 11 ‘drinks at a wild Christmas Eve party before driving under the influence of alcohol, and his job is now at risk for the mistake.

Canberra Raiders’ support Corey Horsburgh, 23, pleaded guilty to drunk driving when he faced ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

He was disqualified from driving for three months and fined $ 500, but has yet to be punished by the NRL for the integrity unit weighing up his options.

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart showed little sympathy for Horsburgh, warning that his starting position in the first class was no longer guaranteed.

Emerging NRL star Corey Horsburgh (left) beat '10 or 11 drinks' before getting behind the wheel

Emerging NRL star Corey Horsburgh (left) beat ’10 or 11 drinks’ before getting behind the wheel

The NRL is still deciding how to punish Horsburgh (pictured just outside ACT Magistrates Court on 23 February)

The NRL is still deciding how to punish Horsburgh (pictured just outside ACT Magistrates Court on 23 February)

The NRL is still deciding how to punish Horsburgh (pictured just outside ACT Magistrates Court on 23 February)

Horsburgh (pictured) said he was 'disappointed' in himself for leaving his club

Horsburgh (pictured) said he was 'disappointed' in himself for leaving his club

Horsburgh (pictured) said he was ‘disappointed’ in himself for leaving his club

“One thing in the NRL is there is always someone who can take your place,” said Mr. Stuart.

‘We have a lot of depth and it just gives someone else a chance.

“It’s not my job to keep a position on this team, it’s their job.”

Fellow Raiders player Harawira-Naera was charged with drunk driving in a separate incident the same night.

Horsburgh told it Canberra Times he was “disappointed” in himself for leaving his club.

“What I did was wrong,” he said.

‘I am disappointed to have disappointed the club and my family. Not the right decision. I’m just glad it’s all over and I’m looking forward to playing football now. ‘

Harawira-Naera is due to appear in court on March 25, 2021.

Coach Ricky Stuart (pictured) has warned Horsburgh that his place on the team is no longer guaranteed

Coach Ricky Stuart (pictured) has warned Horsburgh that his place on the team is no longer guaranteed

Coach Ricky Stuart (pictured) has warned Horsburgh that his place on the team is no longer guaranteed

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