Boozy Wallaby’s wings clipped

2013-09-19 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Wallaby wing James O’Connor was barred from a flight at Perth Airport over the weekend because he was intoxicated, a report indicates.

According to the website, the 23-year-old was not allowed to board his scheduled flight to Melbourne after Australia’s narrow 14-13 win over Argentina.

He was escorted from the terminal by Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers.

Most of the Australian squad reportedly flew home ahead of the upcoming bye weekend in the Rugby Championship.

O’Connor is no stranger to controversy.

He was dumped from the Melbourne Rebels’ Super Rugby squad earlier this year and also incurred some disciplinary issues and unwanted media headlines under former Wallaby coach Robbie Deans, including being spotted at a burger bar in the early hours of the morning in the week of the second Test against the British and Irish Lions in June.

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