Dragons chief executive Peter Doust said his club had nothing to do with an incident that has led to the carpet being ripped up at Perth's nib Stadium following the NRL trial match against the North Queensland Cowboys.
The carpet in the change room used by the Dragons was allegedly urinated on last Saturday and had to be replaced before a Super Rugby trial between the Western Force and the Queensland Reds tonight.
Doust said his club had nothing to do with any problems that may have arisen.
"Having been informally informed by the WA Rugby League of the problems with nib stadium the Dragons categorically refute any such allegations," Doust told the West Australian. The WA Rugby League is facing the bill for the new carpet.
The Force had not been able to use the change room this week because of the smell.
One Force member described the smell to the West Australian as "putrid, rancid. Like 100 cats had been locked up in there all weekend."
WARL chief executive John Sackson said his organisation did not want to pay the bill."What has happened is disgraceful and we face substantial cost and inconvenience over this," he told the West Australian.
"We hired the venue but whether we are ultimately responsible for what happened is another matter."It is important to know who had access to that area. We realise it is going to be very hard to pin down who the culprit was as there were probably 100 people who had access to the area but we want to sort this out."