Storm players being investigated

The Melbourne Storm has confirmed that two of their players are assisting police with their inquiries into an alleged sexual assault in a Victorian suburb.

NRL boss David Gallop found out about the latest scandal thanks to a reporter, the Storm not informing league bosses because "it wasn't a club issue".

"The players allegedly involved in the incident were not at an official Melbourne Storm function," the club said in a statement.

"Both players volunteered to cooperate with Police and will continue to assist Police in their inquiries."

No charges have been laid in relation to the incident but police are continuing to interview players as their investigations proceed.

Meanwhile, police are considering drawing up a court order to ensure Bulldogs winger Hazem El Masri submits to a DNA test. Yesterday, El Masri refused to cooperate with police, saying he was offended at being brought into the investigation.

It was the latest incident in a range of problems police have run into with the Bulldogs, who have been less than cooperative with those investigating last month's alleged sexual assault.

Yesterday, they arrived at the Sydney Police Centre two hours late, again wearing thongs, caps, shirts and shorts.

Police have received new evidence in relation to the case, evidence they believe will be extremely helpful.

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