In Summary
  • Hunt was detained along with another man in Brisbane early on Saturday morning during a "random street stop".
  • It is not the first time Hunt had been in trouble with the law.

SYDNEY

Wallabies and Queensland Reds star Karmichael Hunt has stood down voluntarily from all contractual rugby obligations after he was charged with drug possession, his lawyer said on Sunday.

Hunt, a former rugby league international who made his Wallabies debut this year, was detained along with another man in Brisbane early on Saturday morning during a "random street stop".

He was allegedly caught with a white powder, which local media said was cocaine.

Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union said they were awaiting information from the Queensland Police about the circumstances of the recent allegations before any next steps or return to rugby activities would be contemplated.

His lawyer Adam Magill said Hunt was "devastated and very upset".

"He is not in a good way emotionally," Magill told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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