The NRL has been forced to apologise after an inappropriate question featured on its website's player profiles.
The NRL has issued an apology after players were asked for their favourite swear words in profiles on the league's official website.
A number of the league's stars were asked to answer the bizarre question, with the league quick to recognise its error in judgement.
The profiles have since been removed from the website.
"This question was inappropriate, and the responses should not have been published," a statement on the official website read.
"We accept responsibility and removed the articles yesterday. Signed - NRL.com Editorial Team"
The 2015 NRL season begins on March 5 when the Brisbane Broncos host defending champions the South Sydney Rabbitohs.