Rugby League


Canberra Raider Jack Wighton warned over social media use

The Canberra Raiders have confirmed they have warned Jack Wighton of his responsibilities on social media after his public spat with his ex-partner on Instagram last week. 

While the fullback did not breach any of the club's social media guidelines, the 22-year-old has been reminded that airing his personal issues in a public forum will only damage his image. 

A Raiders spokesperson said the club gives all players extensive social media training, outlines the "do's and don't's" and helps them set up and manage their accounts. 

He added Wighton had shown genuine remorse after the incident also caught the NRL's attention. 

"We've spoken to Jack about his social media use and indicated to him he needs to keep an eye on what he's doing in that space, because it's a public forum," the spokesperson said. 

In April last year Wighton expressed his regret after he posted on Instagram: "One week they love you. Next week I hate you. Both weeks I got paid," after a 54-18 thrashing by Manly at Brookvale Oval. 

Wighton is currently in camp with the Prime Minister's XIII before their clash against Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby on Saturday.