Jack Wighton

NRL stars apologise after arrests ahead of New Zealand game

The two NRL stars arrived at Sydney Airport just after 7am for a flight to New Zealand, where they hope they can still take part in this weekend’s clash against the Māori All Stars.

Mitchell, 25, and Wighton, 30, were arrested in the early hours of Sunday following a public skirmish on the streets of Canberra.