North Queensland Cowboys’ rugby star Andre Niko unintentionally ended up baring his bottom during a match in front of a crowd.

According to, it’s the first week of pre-season trials and the National Rugby League (NRL) already has a highlight for the blooper reel.

Daily Star reported that the Cowboys recently played South Sydney Rabbitohs where Niko beat some of the defenders. At one point, he was trying to score a try, but a defender clutched his shorts. The player attempted to ensure Niko didn't score.

In the process, his shorts fell almost around his ankles, showing his bottom. At Barlow Park, Cairns in Australia, there was a sizable crowd and those on camera were seen rolling with laughter. Still, Niko showed coolness under pressure to complete the try before fixing his shorts.

Commentator Dan Ginnane said, “We’ve seen it all there." He added, "Unperturbed by the wardrobe malfunction Niko gets over, Cowboys back in front.” Greg Alexander, also on commentary duty, couldn’t help himself but laugh and say, “And that’s everything”. He also said, “Shorts down, scores the try."

In 2021, Niko, 23, made 13 appearances in the Queensland Cup, scoring seven tries, four try assists, 34 tackle breaks and 12 line breaks. Till now, the athlete, who is yet to have a current contract in the NRL, has impressed people in his trial games.

The wardrobe malfunction news comes after Gloucester Rugby Club recently showed off their assets. The only difference is that theirs was deliberate. A Valentine’s Day calendar was launched along with some nude photographs with the aim of raising money for the Gloucester Rugby Foundation. For the photo shoot, the English Premiership rugby club stripped down at Kingsholm Stadium, England. The pictures reminded some of the 2003 film "The Calendar Girls," with the men having prop cover-ups, and a few bare bottoms.

Lewis Ludlow, captain of the Gloucester Rugby Club, said that they spend a "lot of time working with our community to help make positive changes to the lives of youngsters in the area, but it all costs money." He added that the team wanted to make a "big splash" so that they can help more people, and "someone came up with the idea of a calendar." He shared that the players were "all well up for it, and it was actually pretty funny shooting it on the day!”

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