Tigers release reserve after DV charge

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Wests Tigers have cut train-and-trial player Allan Fitzgibbon after the reserve grader was charged with a domestic violence offence.

Known for his speed, Fitzgibbon was yet to play in the NRL but had scored 11 tries in 13 games in NSW Cup this year after time in Rugby Sevens.

But the Tigers confirmed on Friday night he had been sacked after a charge had been laid against him.

"Wests Tigers have today mutually agreed to terminate the contract of NSW Cup player Allan Fitzgibbon, who was on a train-and-trial deal with the NRL squad," the club said in a statement.

"Fitzgibbon has been charged by New South Wales Police with a domestic violence offence.

"Wests Tigers had previously alerted the NRL to the matter and will continue to work with the NRL Integrity Unit as needed."

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