Brisbane Broncos player Izaia Perese has been stood down from all duties with the club after being charged by police with drug offences.
Brisbane Broncos CEO Paul White said Perese had been stood down with immediate effect, and will not be required to train or play with the team.
White said the Broncos had made the NRL Integrity Unit aware of the issue, and will work closely with them moving forward.
“Standing down Izaia is not a judgement of his guilt or innocence, but recognition that this is a serious matter,” said White.
“We have discussed our course of action and the reasoning behind it with Izaia, and he understands the action we have taken.
“We will review the matter as it moves through the legal process.”