Rugby league: Streaker jailed 3 months, fined for Australian match dash
SYDNEY (AFP) - A man who disrupted the final game of the State of Origin rugby league series in Australia by running naked onto the field for a dare was jailed for three months on Thursday.
New Zealander Wati Holmwood was sentenced for streaking in front of 83,000 stadium fans and a television audience of 4.2 million during the final moments of July's Origin decider between Queensland and New South Wales in Sydney.
His lawyers argued for a non-custodial or suspended sentence but magistrate Christopher Longley imposed a jail term for the flasher, who also streaked during a club rugby game in 2011.
Holmwood, 33, pleaded guilty to entering a playing field without authorisation and wilful and obscene exposure in public, in breach of two good behaviour bonds handed down for earlier offences.