NRL investigates claims of racial attack on Oz rugby player's wife

Sydney, June 18 (ANI): The National Rugby League (NRL) of Australia has reportedly been investigating claims that spectators had racially abused the wife of a rugby player during a match last Friday.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, NRL football operations director Nathan McGuirk had confirmed that the body's integrity unit was aware of claims that the wife of Canterbury forward Frank Pritchard's wife Raima, was called a 'monkey' and told to 'go back where you came from'.

The alleged incident occurred during a match between Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Manly rugby teams, which added to the aftermath to the grudge match, with two Bulldogs players spitting on each other following the match's end.

The claims were made by Pritchard's wife herself, on Twitter, and a caller to a Sydney radio station, who also added that Manly forward George Rose was also hit in the back with a can while Bulldogs officials and staff manning a Canterbury merchandising van were abused. (ANI)

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