Former Newcastle Knights star, Robbie O’Davis has copped a big fine for breaching the COVID-19 Public Health Order.

News Limited reports the 1997 Clive Churchill medalist has been fined $5000 for failing to remain at home after being deemed a close contact of the Lake Macquarie Costco outbreak last month.

Police say they went to the 48-year-old’s Boolaroo home on August 26 to make sure he was self isolating and found he was absent from the premises.

They later returned and spoke to the man – he’d left home with a female occupant to attend a facility at Gateshead.

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