John Hopoate

John Hopoate banned from rugby league for 10 years

Hopoate fronted the NSW Rugby League conduct review panel last night after pleading guilty to three counts of contrary conduct and one of striking just minutes after coming off the bench while filling in for Narraweena against Forestville.

The ban sees him rubbed out immediately for five years, before another five are suspended with Hopoate required to apply for any role he wishes to fill in that time.

Hopoate lashes out at NRL over treatment of son

Jamil served nine months of an 18 months jail sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company in 2014.

Hopoate was released earlier this year and has been playing reserve grade for Manly.

Hopoate Snr posted to Facebook on Wednesday, saying the NRL’s integrity unit was stopping Jamil from playing first grade this weekend.

“So my son Jamil misses out on debuting for the Eagles this week cause the NRL integrity unit said he’s not allowed,” he wrote.

NSW police and NRL investigating John Hopoate incident during Samoa-Tonga test

It's claimed that an intoxicated fan was ejected from the stadium for throwing beer on Hopoate, his son and a Tonga team sponsor.

The Daily Telegraph reported that the former NRL bad boy did not instigate the alleged incident, where a Tongan supporter is alleged to have heckled Hopoate, an unofficial coaching consultant for Tonga.

John Hopoate wants to appear before NRL Appeals Committee to save Tongan role

The NRL said Hopoate was not a "fit and proper character" to coach Manly's SG Ball side and his case against the game's governing body is listed to be mentioned in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.