Richmond Tigers’ Sydney Stack pleads guilty to COVID-19 breach in Western Australia

Richmond young gun Sydney Stack has pleaded guilty to breaching Western Australia’s COVID-19 quarantine rules.

Stack today appeared in Perth Magistrates Court and entered a guilty plea to one count of failing to comply with a direction.

The 20-year-old will be sentenced on March 25.

The magistrate extended Stack’s bail and ordered pre-sentencing and psychiatric reports to be gathered.

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Stack was granted bail on January 8 after spending almost three weeks, including Christmas, in prison.

The third-year Tiger was charged by police after breaching his compulsory quarantine period in Northbridge, having entered Western Australia from Victoria on a flight that went via South Australia.

Western Australia’s border was shut but Stack was on December 10 approved entry on compassionate grounds for his grandfather’s funeral.

He was ordered to isolate for 14 days at a specific address in Northam, but police caught him at 1:10am on December 19 partying in Northbridge.

It was also alleged Stack had been living at a residence in Belmont in stead of his nominated quarantine address.

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