The rugby league State of Origin streaker has been
sentenced to three months' jail.
New Zealander Wati Holmwood ran onto the field wearing
nothing but joggers during the final minutes of the Origin
decider in July.
He pleaded guilty to entering a playing field without
authorisation and wilful and obscene exposure in a public
Magistrate Christopher Longley on Thursday sentenced him to
three months' jail for two good behaviour bond breaches.
He's also been fined $2000 for baring all in front of 83,000
spectators who'd turned out to watch the NSW-Queensland
Wearing a maroon jacket, Holmwood was expressionless as
sheriffs led him from the court room.
The 33-year-old had been slated for sentencing last week but
His lawyer, Will Tuckey, had pushed for a non-custodial or
But the magistrate said he considered jail the only
appropriate option for the serial streaker, who got his kit
off in 2011 at a Warriors vs Tigers match at Leichhardt in
Sydney's inner west.
"In the circumstances of totality, bearing in mind the breach
of bond as well as the offence that constituted the breach of
bond, I do come to that conclusion," Mr Longley told Burwood
Holmwood could have been slapped with a maximum jail term of
The court heard the offender was of "limited" intelligence
and his latest public nude run had damaged his
already-strained relations with family.
"This is a gentleman with complicated needs, he's had a great
deal of media attention, he's been publicly humiliated," Mr
The lawyer, who indicated he would appeal the sentence, said
the Origin streaking was a victimless crime viewed by many as
a "comic" incident.
"It would be hard to find a person who was particularly
offended on that night," he said.
"There's no evidence of anyone being traumatised by the
action and there's no evidence of any ongoing harm."
Holmwood is expected to apply for bail once his appeal is