Jack Wighton of the Raiders.
Jack Wighton of the Raiders.

Raiders star in alleged nightclub fight

THE immediate playing future of Canberra Raiders star Jack Wighton is under a cloud over allegations he was involved in a serious incident with up to three men at an ACT nightclub before the start of the season.

Reports emerged on Tuesday revealing police have studied CCTV footage and interviewed Wighton and are poised to press charges.

Wighton was out with a friend - not a footballer - when the pair allegedly became involved in an argument and then a fight with a group of four men.

An NRL spokesman confirmed the integrity unit had been alerted about the incident.

Raiders CEO Don Furner phoned integrity unit investigator Karen Murphy when the incident was alleged to have occurred.


The integrity unit is monitoring the situation and waiting to see if charges will be laid.

The 25-year-old fullback wore the green and gold for the Prime Minister's XIII in 2015 and has played 119 NRL games for the Raiders.

The allegations have angered coach Ricky Stuart, who has mentored Wighton since he became Raiders coach in 2014.

In a statement, the club said: "The Canberra Raiders are aware of an incident involving Jack Wighton and have been cooperating with ACT Policing on their investigation.

"The Raiders have notified the NRL Integrity unit and will be not making any further comment as the incident is an ongoing police investigation."