Kiwis' Bromwich and Proctor banned from World Cup

Kevin Proctor was also named

New Zealand dropped stars Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor from their Rugby League World Cup squad Monday after their alleged involvement in a drug incident.

"Clearly we have to look at our code of conduct and we'll be making adjustments to that where it's need it, " Kidwell said.

"I can't express my disappointment enough in their actions in the early hours of Saturday morning", Kidwell said.

New Zealand coach David Kidwell previously stated they would be looking to make a stance on the incident.

"In our Te Iwi Kiwi house no-one is bigger than the team".

Kiwis forwards Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor have been axed from the Kiwis for the Rugby League World Cup after being caught up in rugby league's latest drugs scandal.

The World Cup will be played in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea from October 26 to December 2, and the Kiwis will be the greatest threat to the defending champion Kangaroos.

The Kiwi back-rower was appointed Titans co-captain in February but could be stripped of the leadership role if allegations of purchasing cocaine are proven.

Proctor has yet to face sanction from Gold Coast, however has already stepped down from playing duties and the captaincy of the NRL side.

Ahead of the announcement, Checkpoint with John Campbell talked to NRL commentator Ray Warren, who said he would have supported including the pair in the World Cup.

"I've only just been notified of this", Annesley said.

"We had an issue out of the 2013 World Cup".

"Although I can't remember exactly what happened, I don't deny it", Proctor said in his statement.

But according to court documents from Crowther's appearance, CCTV allegedly captured Crowther preparing a white substance on his phone in Canberra's Petrie Plaza, near Cube Nightclub about 5.10am on Saturday.

Bromwich will be sidelined for two NRL matches, donate his test fee to charity and undergo counseling.

While both players were named in court, neither has been charged with an offence.

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