Hunt stood down after arrest

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by Beth Newman

Reds and Wallabies utility Karmichael Hunt has been stood down from training and playing, after news of his arrest.

Hunt was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning in Brisbane, allegedly caught with drugs, and is set to appear in court on January 29. 

Rugby Australia released a statement on Sunday afternoon, confirming the 31-year-old would be stood down from any involvement with the Reds preseason until 'further information' was known about the incident.

Hunt has cooperated with the process to this point.

"Queensland Rugby Union, Rugby Australia and Karmichael Hunt have today agreed that it is in the best interests of all parties that Karmichael is stood down immediately from any team-related Rugby activities, including training and playing commitments. 

"The parties are awaiting information from the Queensland Police pertaining to the circumstances of the recent allegations before any next steps or return to Rugby activities will be contemplated. 

"Karmichael Hunt is cooperating fully with the Rugby Australia Integrity Unit and Queensland Rugby Union investigation and, given that this is an ongoing police matter, there will be no further comment from the parties."