Meet Jai Arrow’s mystery guest.

Fans of the NRL will have the chance to meet Jai Arrow‘s mystery guest when he attends the award’s night for The Frownlow Medal later this year. And he won’t have to sneak her in.

Arrow was kicked out of the Queensland State of Origin camp for brining an unknown person into the team bubble and breaching strict COVID-19 bio-security protocols. He was also fined $35,000 and will miss two games for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern-day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. NRL player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015, while AFL player Elijah Taylor is the most recent recipient.

The talented back rower knew he was breaking team rules, and knew the consequences. Just days earlier, most of the St George-Illawarra team had been fined and suspended for attending a house party, and Paul Vaughan had been sacked. Despite this, Arrow organised the rendezvous. He now leaves a hole in a Queensland team which is already missing David Fifita, as they try to prevent NSW from taking a clean sweep.

Arrow can console himself with his Frownlow nomination, and with the knowledge that he won’t have to smuggle his plus 1 into the Frownlow awards night, because anything goes. The only question is where the party will be held. So far, the leading candidates are Northies and Paul Vaughan’s house.

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Alfie raises a glass to celebrate his nomination for The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame.

Former NRL player Allan Langer has promised to share a coldie with every single Frownlow nominee after learning of his own nomination for the highly prestigious Hall of Fame. Alfie decided this was the best way to celebrate the nomination, which he earned for incidents related to the abuse of alcohol and for breaking COVID-19 bio security protocols while working with the Brisbane Broncos.

The Frownlow Medal is awarded to the player whose off-field demeanour epitomises the values of the modern day footballer and draws attention to the status of footballers as role models to young Australians. It covers Australia’s four major football codes; the National Rugby League (NRL), Australian Football League (AFL), the A-League (Football) and Rugby Union’s Super Rugby competition. Rugby league player Shaun Kenny-Dowall won the inaugural medal in 2015, while fellow NRL player Ben Barba is the most recent recipient.

The Frownlow Medal Hall of Fame honours former players and players who received media attention in previous seasons, for similarly scandalous behaviour, and its inductees include Ben Cousins and Julian O’Neill.

Nominees are invited to Alfie’s Bar at the Brisbane Broncos Leagues Club, in Queensland, to reminisce on Langer’s drink driving charge in 2010. Guests will be regaled with tales of the alcohol consumption which put him three times over the legal limit before he got behind the wheel of his car.

Guests will hear how Langer was suspended from his coaching role at the Broncos as a result of the incident and how he was back coaching one week later. The plucky little halfback will then revel in the irony of being brand ambassador for Lion Nathan brewery at the time of his drink driving charge.

After a few more bevvies, the boys might even be lucky enough to witness a re-enactment of Langer’s famous underpants dance in a pub, which was captured on film. Nominees can then compare this performance with Langer’s current on-screen performances behind every ruck of every NRL game involving the Broncos and Queensland.

Of course, this grand event will have to wait until Langer finishes his two week COVID HOLD, handed down after he broke the NRL’s strict bio-security protocols by visiting…a pub.

At the end of the evening, nominees can call ‘shotgun’ as Alfie drives them all home in his Bar’s own courtesy bus.

To view the star-studded guest list for Alfie’s gathering, go to http://www.instagram.com/thefrownlowmedal/

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