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Sport David Fifita: NRL Integrity Unit investigation delayed after unexpected hitch

01:36  16 november  2019
01:36  16 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The NRL Integrity Unit ’s investigation into David Fifita ’s Bali blow-out could drag on until Christmas. NRL boss Todd Greenberg told reporters on Monday the review is ongoing and a finding may not be reached for several MORE: NRL Integrity Unit investigation delayed after unexpected hitch .

David Fifita is back in Brisbane three days after being arrested for alleged assault in Bali, and Broncos chief executive Paul White says the 19-year-old's side of the story will soon be told. David Fifita made a short statement upon arrival home from Bali, where he was arrested for an alleged assault.

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Brisbane Broncos young gun David Fifita will have to wait until at least next week to learn the findings of an NRL Integrity Unit probe.

As first reported by News Limited, the NRL was unable to conclude the investigation into the 19-year-old’s arrest last Saturday due to the language barrier.

It is understood the governing body has a copy of police records detailing the representative forward’s arrest but are scrambling to find interpreters to translate the documents.

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David Fifita spent two days in a Bali jail cell before his release. The 19yo brokered a "peace agreement" with the security guard he allegedly It is expected Mr Fifita will have to front the NRL Integrity Unit over the incident when he returns to Australia — something the Broncos alluded to in a

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Fifita was released from a Bali jail on Monday and returned to Brisbane airport on Tuesday where he was met by Broncos CEO Paul White, his mother and a large media contingent.

The Broncos rising star reportedly paid security guard Dani Irawan, who alleged Fifita punched him outside infamous Seminyak nightspot La Favella, up to $50,000 as part of a ‘peace agreement’.

The boom teenager read from a prepared statement after arriving in Brisbane on Tuesday and has not publicly addressed the allegations since his return to Australia.

a football player on a field: David Fifita of the Brisbane Broncos. © Getty Images David Fifita of the Brisbane Broncos. Fifita and unnamed Broncos staff were reportedly interviewed by Integrity Unit investigators in recent days.

He was not charged by police however it is widely expected the off-contract forward will receive a suspension, fine or both for bringing the code into disrepute.

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David Fifita was arrested after an alleged incident outside Kuta nightclub. Fifita was arrested after an alleged incident outside the same Kuta nightclub that Melbourne Storm's Nelson Asofa-Solomona landed himself in trouble 'The perpetrator was taken to Kuta police station for further investigation .

Brisbane NRL star David Fifita (pictured) arrived in Brisbane early on Tuesday and was greeted by his mother Gwen and club CEO Paul White before giving a 'The Broncos have been working closely with the NRL integrity unit , and David will outline his version of events to the unit in coming days,' a club

But while the in-demand back-rower may have to deal with repercussions of his alleged actions in the short-term, the Bali incident appears unlikely to affect his long-term future.

Reports this week suggested the Broncos are preparing to offer Fifita a four-year, $3 million extension that would keep him at the club until the end of 2024.

Fifita is entering the final season of his current contract at Red Hill.

He has been linked with multiple NRL clubs including the Sydney Roosters, South Sydney, Parramatta, Canterbury-Bankstown, New Zealand Warriors and Gold Coast.

Despite having played just 35 NRL games, it is understood Fifita could earn up to $1 million a season should he decide to leave the Broncos.

However, Brisbane officials are hoping Fifita will repay them by re-signing after the club rushed to his aid in Bali.

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NRL star David Fifita had to pay out of his own pocket for a 'peace settlement' with a security guard he allegedly punched during a night out in Bali

  NRL star David Fifita had to pay out of his own pocket for a 'peace settlement' with a security guard he allegedly punched during a night out in Bali The Brisbane NRL star arrived in Brisbane early on Tuesday and was greeted by his mother Gwen and club CEO Paul White before giving a short statement to media. Facing more than two years in jail for assault, White confirmed that Fifita had to pay compensation out of his own pocket to reach a peace settlement with the complainant, a security guard he allegedly punched early on Saturday morning.

Brisbane Broncos star David Fifita returns home after spending time in a Bali prison. The NRL Integrity Unit will investigate the incident, which took place at the same nightspot where Melbourne’s Nelson Asofa- Solomona was involved in a wild brawl a month ago, which resulted in a three-game

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