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Bird accused of second pub incident

NZN 22/09/2016

The NRL career of former Gold Coast skipper Greg Bird is hanging by a thread after he was allegedly involved in yet another pub incident.

The 31-year-old is being investigated by the NRL integrity unit after allegedly being embroiled in two alcohol-fuelled incidents in the space of 24 hours during teammate Anthony Don's bucks party weekend.

The former NSW and Australian back-rower was refused entry to a Byron Bay hotel last Friday, News Corp Australia reports, putting his future at the Titans in jeopardy.

The incident occurred just a day before Bird's group was asked to leave a bar in Brunswick Heads in northern NSW.

Bird has denied wrongdoing in that incident or involvement in a violent scuffle with a bouncer that ensued, but this latest revelation will be poorly received by his club and the NRL.

"Greg Bird was here on Friday night. He was asked to leave," a spokesman for The Sticky Wicket Bar told News Corp.

"The NRL integrity unit came in to see us and they are onto it.

"He was here on Friday night then had the Brunswick incident the next night.

"It was just Greg who was asked to leave. He never got served a drink because he was too intoxicated so the group weren't here for very long."

Bird took to social media on Wednesday to defend himself against accusations he had done anything wrong at the Brunswick Heads hotel.

He said while there was a fight between a member of his group and bouncers, he didn't throw any punches and helped break up the melee.

However, this latest alleged incident will bring his immediate future into question.

Bird was put on notice by the club in 2014 after being issued with an infringement notice for urinating next to a police car.

The NRL integrity unit is investigating the matter and Gold Coast boss Graham Annesley said the club wouldn't comment.

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