St George Illawarra Dragons centre Tim Lafai arrested over drunken brawl at Wollongong

St George Illawarra centre Tim Lafai has landed in hot water after he was arrested for his alleged part in a drunken brawl in Wollongong.

The 25-year-old Samoan Test representative was issued with an infringement notice after being picked up by police on Sunday morning.

Lafai could be charged with further offences with NSW police saying inquiries are ongoing.

According to a NSW police statement, they were called to the intersection of Atchinson and Crown Streets following reports of a brawl at 5am on Sunday.

Lafai and a 23-year-old man were found nearby shortly after and told to move on by police.

However a short time later they were taken into custody after they were caught getting involved in an altercation with a group of men.

They were taken to Wollongong Police Station and given infringement notices for continuing intoxicated behaviour after a move-on direction.

Lafai was signed to the Dragons on a two-year deal from Canterbury at the start of the year but had been dropped to reserve grade at the weekend by coach Paul McGregor, after the side's recent string of losses.

Timoteo Lafai of the Dragons takes on the defence during the round 15 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Melbourne Storm at WIN Stadium on June 18, 2016 in Wollongong. Photo: Getty Images

In a statement, the club said it was aware of the incident and was working with police.

“The St George Illawarra Dragons were today made aware that certain contracted players were involved in an incident that occurred in Wollongong on Saturday night,” it read.

“The Club and individuals concerned are cooperating with Police with their enquiries.

“The NRL Integrity Unit had been informed.”