Storm nearly sacked Munster over ‘white substance’ video as chief issues stern 17th-team warning

Munster is beginning a four-week program at a rehabilitation facility for alcohol abuse and received a one-match ban and a $30,000 from the NRL and a suspended $100,000 fine from the Storm, as well as being ordered to stop drinking for a year.

However, he very nearly had his contract torn up completely until the club’s board decided to support him with his issues after a second straight season playing in Queensland put the pressure on him to play up to his larrikin character.