Mackay players named in bizarre Cowboys egging incident

FORMER Mackay junior Kalyn Ponga has been named as one of the Under 20s Cowboys players who allegedly threw eggs at cars along with Jason Taumalolo in a bizarre incident overnight.

NRL-contracted and Mackay Cutters player Tautau Moga has also been named as a player involved.

The Townsville Bulletin reported five Cowboys players will face court after the incident.

North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green said with the integrity unit.

"There's been an alleged egging overnight, of which a couple of our players are alleged to be involved in," Green told the Townsville Bulletin.

"We will be conducting a full investigation, but nothing will change for this weekend and the club, once we get to the bottom of the facts, will make some decisions about what happens when we get back next week."

Police said they are investigating an incident that happened about 10pm on Hugh St involving five men.

They said the men attended a convenience store and purchased a number of eggs.

As the men left the business it will be alleged they threw eggs at five vehicles parked nearby causing damage before driving off in a vehicle.

A number of vehicles suffered minor damage in the alleged incident.

About 11.30pm police were patrolling nearby when they stopped a vehicle for the purpose of a random breath test.

At this time a member of the public advised officers that this vehicle was allegedly involved in an earlier wilful damage incident in Hugh St.

Police alleged a number of eggs and egg cartons were located in the vehicle.

The men, aged 18, 21, 22, 23 and 25, have all been issued with Notices to Appear for two counts each of wilful damage.

They will all appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on October 11.

The Cowboys are set to take on Storm in Melbourne in a semi-final game on Saturday.



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