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Gold Coast Titans choose not to sanction David Fifita for trespassing incident

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Gold Coast Titans will not sanction prized recruit David Fifita on the trespassing incident that triggered his arrest on December 27.

The second gun rower was arrested after allegations surfaced that a man broke into a Gold Coast home, but was released without charge.

Titans coach Justin Holbrook told reporters today that the club will not take any disciplinary action.

“We have to move on now,” said Holbrook.

“He trains well and has done a great job with his rehabilitation.

“It’s always tough when you’re a player in rehab, but he did a great job and made it into the full squad.”

However, just because the Titans chose not to sanction Fifita doesn’t mean that he won’t face punishment from the NRL Integrity Unit, which is still investigating the incident.

The Fifita trespassing incident was his second off-season controversy in a year.

The Queensland Maroons cop was jailed in Bali during the 2019 offseason, before having his freedom negotiated. He was then escorted home by an employee of his then club, the Brisbane Broncos.

Fifita played 44 games with the Broncos between 2018 and 2020, before signing a three-year contract with the Titans worth an estimated $ 3.5 million.

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