- Played for the Sydney All Blacks at Koori Knockout
- Made a high tackle that resulted in a massive brawl
- Addo-Carr is eliminated for the second time in a tournament
NRL superstar Josh Addo-Carr was knocked unconscious during a tumultuous brawl which broke out at an Indigenous rugby league tournament on the Central Coast on Saturday.
Addo-Carr, who ruled out match day of the Prime Minister’s XIII last weekend after suffering a hamstring strain, was one of the main drawing cards at the Koori Knockout Carnival at the Regional Sports Complex from Central Coast to Tuggerah.
Chaos ensued during a match between Addo-Carr’s Sydney All Blacks and Walgett following an aggressive tackle on the Kangaroos star.
The situation quickly escalated as spectators became involved in the fight, which spread into the crowd, prompting the intervention of the police.
Canberra Raiders star Jack Wighton and boxing promoter Matt Rose played for Walgett.
Addo-Carr is believed to have left the scene before police arrived.
Bulldogs star Josh Addo-Carr was taken out by a high tackle while playing for the Sydney All Blacks in the Koori Knockout.
The Koori Knockout gives Indigenous players the chance to play with and against NRL stars like Cody Walker and Latrell Mitchell (pictured) who have played in previous tournaments.
This is not the first time Addo-Carr has been the victim of a brutal tackle during the Koori Knockout.
A similar event happened in 2016, when he was playing for the Redfern All Blacks.
In the final against the Newcastle All Blacks, he was about to score a try when a defender launched a high-flying tackle on him.
The Koori Knockout, one of Australia’s largest Indigenous gatherings, is a highly anticipated rugby league competition held every October long weekend in Tuggerah, New South Wales.
The Koori Knockout attracts thousands of Aboriginal people from across New South Wales, merging community celebrations with an intense display of rugby skills.
The tournament is unique in that it provides players from local national leagues the opportunity to compete against NRL stars like Latrell Mitchell and Josh Addo-Carr.
“It’s the biggest celebration and cultural gathering we have these days and I see it as a big ceremony for everyone,” former NRL star Dean Widders said earlier this week.
“We have family reunions, you meet friends and people you haven’t seen in a long time. »