Aussie rugby star in 'dog sex video' scandal

Mitchell Pearce
Mitchell Pearce

Rugby League star Mitchell Pearce is serious trouble with his club after footage of him simulating a sex act with a dog at a drunken party went public.

The shocking footage, which was broadcast on Australian TV, shows the Sydney Roosters captain try to kiss a woman and urinate on himself before grabbing a dog and simulating a sex act with it.

“I wanna f--k a dog, I don't even care anymore,” the person reported to be the 26-year-old can be heard to say in the video posted online before the woman orders him to leave the party.

The National Rugby League governing body has demanded a report into the incident while there is speculation in Australia that his career may be over because of the incident.

It isn't Pearce's first brush with trouble as he was arrested after an incident in a Sydney nightclub in 2014. In that case he was fined $20,000 Australian dollars (€13,000) and banned for one game.

Incredibly, this also isn't the first time a rugby league star in Australia has been involved in a 'dog sex' scandal.

In 2010, a photo of a player called Joel Monaghan simulating a lewd act with a dog appeared online.

He was facing the sack from his club Canberra before he eventually resigned over the incident.

He went on to rebuild his career in the Super League in England with Warrington.