On-report Bulldog Sam Kasiano's home burgled
Just when it appeared Sam Kasiano's Friday night couldn't get any worse, the Kiwi forward arrived home to find his home had been ransacked.
Kasiano was placed on report for his tackle on Sea Eagles fullback Daly-Cherry Evans in Canterbury's comprehensive 32-10 loss at Brookvale Oval.
When he arrived back to his house, which he had only purchased three months ago, he found it had been broken into and burgled.
"They jumped the fence and took the sliding door down," Kasiano said.
"They took all the electronics - iPads, earphones, heaps of bags and stuff. They took heaps of things, it would be worth a few thousand [dollars].
"I was very angry."
The New Zealand international said he was relieved his partner and young son weren't at home when the robbery occurred.
"That's the only good thing," he said.
"The police came this morning to do all the fingerprinting. But they might have been wearing gloves.
"I'm still a bit angry, but what can you do."
Kasiano has expressed a desire to become a police officer when he retires from football and jokingly suggested he will take the law into his own hands.
"I'll probably get them myself," he said.
The last man who attempted to rob an NRL star came off second best.
Wests Tigers and Kiwis forward Dene Halatau chased an intruder he found inside his property, pursuing the would- be robber until he dived into the Georges River in a botched escape.
Kasiano is the biggest man in the NRL, a 130-plus kilogram enforcer known for steamrolling opponents. Asked what would have happened to the robbers had he been home at the time, he replied: "I would have fed them to my chihuahua."
The 23 year old, who was involved in a tug of war between Queensland and New Zealand for his representative services, said there was no malice in his tackle on Cherry- Evans.
"I reckon I should be all right. I didn't mean to hurt him, I was just trying to put kick-pressure on him," he said.
"He was all right after the game. I just told him 'make sure Queensland win the next two games'."