Fans of the serial streaker who disturbed the final moments of Queensland's State of Origin victory are taking donations in an attempt to cover his $10,000 fine.
'The origin streaker' Facebook page claims controversial pitch invader Wati Holmwood deserves a medal and is gathering donations to help him pay the penalty.
Holmwood, 33, ditched his clothes and ran 100m across the field at ANZ Stadium during the chaotic conclusion of last night's State of Origin decider.
Holmood had already reportedly been banned from drinking in public and from entering the Sydney Football Stadium after he streaked during a Wests Tigers and New Zealand Warriors NRL game in 2011.
"We're working on finding the contact details and official fine amounts in order to set up a donation account… you can donate 5c, $1 or [however] much you want," a post on the Facebook page says.
"If he reaches more [than] what is needed, it is [going] towards a charity of choice!"
The fan group hopes to gather the donations for Holmwood through crowd-funding website Pozible.
But NSW forward Ryan Hoffman said Holmwood was an "idiot" and had tripped him as he attempted to tackle Queensland prop Matt Scott.
Scott was denied a try because of Holmwood's naked dash.
"I think the days are long gone of it being funny and being a laugh," Hoffman said.
"For someone to get right in the middle of the action is, I think, a bit alarming and a bit concerning and hopefully after this it will be rectified."
Queensland fullback Billy Slater was able to see the funny side of the intrusion.
"He must have some pace the big fellow – he's done well, hasn't he?" Slater said.
"Is he a Queenslander?"
Police have given Holmwood a field court attendance notice for wilful and obscene exposure and entering and remaining on the field of play without authorisation, The Daily Telegraph reported.
He is also likely to be banned from ANZ Stadium for life.
Author: Alexandra Pleffer, Approving editor: Jack Hawke