NRL 2020: Fines not enough for NRL players flouting social distancing, says Mal Meninga

Players at the centre of the latest NRL drama have avoided suspension, despite calls from some of the game's biggest names for them to serve lengthy bans. 

Four players have been caught flouting social-distancing rules, but only face fines, despite putting the restart of the competition in jeopardy. 

Penrith Panthers star Nathan Cleary was pictured surrounded by a group of at least five girls on Anzac Day, just days after Latrell Mitchell, Josh Addo Carr and Tyronne Roberts-Davis were fined by police, after posting videos of themselves camping together.

Melbourne winger Addo-Carr and South Sydney fullback Latrell Mitchell have both been fined AU$20,000 for their weekend of camping, with another $30,000 suspended.

Roberts-Davis has been fined $4000 for joining them and other members of the public, while Cleary was also hit with the same punishment, after images emerged of visitors in his home.

Both have an additional $6000 fine suspended, with Cleary's image is still being looked at by New South Wales Police.

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga believes the penalties aren't enough and he'll reconsider picking the players for his test side. 

"They have shown that they can't be trusted," says Meninga. "It makes me look at whether they're deserving of a green-and-gold jersey." 

Former Penrith Panthers boss Phil Gould also weighed in, saying all the players should be suspended for the rest of the 2020 season.

Watch the full story above