Storm forward Tui Kamikamica has received a nine-match ban and a $10,000 fine (50% suspended) pending completion of mandatory personal development and tailored rehabilitation programs.
This is from an altercation that had taken place in Brisbane on the 13th of November 2021. Queensland Police Service had charged Kamikamica with assault occasioning actual bodily harm on a female member of the public. When facing the QLD Magistrate’s court on the 27th of April 2022, the charges were dismissed.
The NRL has a No-Fault, Stand Down policy which has seen Kamikamica on the sidelines all season. After viewing the CCTV footage, the NRL has reached the decision to take action.
A statement released by the NRL was released quoting the following:
“The breach notice placed upon Kamikamica has allegedly brought the game into disrepute from the incident in Brisbane.”
“Violence against women will not be tolerated.”
Kamikamica has 5 business days to respond, but it is understood that he will accept the sanctions.
He will be free to play from Round 10 of the NRL competition, as he has already missed eight games this season.