Wallabies fullback Dane Haylett-Petty has been fined $5000 after it emerged he was the Western Force player who urinated in the hallway of the team’s Bloemfontein hotel last week.
And stand-in Force Super Rugby skipper Pek Cowan was docked the same amount after gaining unauthorised access to a team vehicle after the side-agreed curfew of 1am last Sunday.
Both Cowan and Haylett-Petty were served with breach notices by the ARU after it was deemed they broke the Australian Rugby player code of conduct following the 30-29 loss to the Cheetahs.
Haylett-Petty urinated in the hotel’s hallway after being locked out of his room.
The 27-year-old was also involved in a heated play fight with his brother in which a vase was broken.
Haylett-Petty later paid for the broken vase.
Both Haylett-Petty and Cowan have been stripped of their leadership duties for the remainder of the Super Rugby season.
But the pair were cleared to play in Saturday night’s 22-3 loss the Stormers in Perth.
Haylett-Petty made his Wallabies debut during the recent 3-0 Test series loss to England.
Cowan has 10 Wallabies caps to his name, and he’s one of the most respected figures at the Force.
The ARU integrity unit were in lockdown mode on Friday while they investigated the Force’s drama-filled trip to South Africa.
The off-field misbehaviour comes just a month after the ARU formed an alliance with the Force in a bid to save the struggling Perth-based franchise from going under.
Force coach Michael Foley was sacked soon after the alliance was formed because of the team’s poor run of results.