The Rugby League community is not reeling this morning after learning the predictable news that two Origin stars who’ve previously been rapped over the knuckles for their drinking, may have had a few cheeky schooners during the Origin build-up.

Literally no one was surprised when reports emerged in News Limited press this morning that Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson had spent eight hours at a pub, during a day-off in training for the State of Origin game which their team eventually lost.

The Daily Telegraph, which published the report, also revealed an email from an alleged eyewitness who told the Tele that “both were drunk and acting like clowns.”

A rugby league insider spoken to by Broken News says “the only shock in the story is that the boys weren’t drinking Pineapple cruisers again.”

“Given they were league stars, it’s just fortunate that no dogs were involved.”