Tigers star Tim Simona is under investigation for match-fixing.
Simona will be deregistered if found guilty.
“The NRL today issued a notice of intention to cancel the registration of Wests Tigers player Tim Simona," the NRL said in a statement.
“The notice relates to alleged breaches of the rules relating to gambling on NRL matches.
“Simona will now be prohibited from training or playing with the club until the matter is finalised.
“He will be given a chance to respond to the allegations before a final determination is made.
“The NRL will not be commenting further until the matter is resolved.”
The Tigers said:
“Wests Tigers have been made aware that player Tim Simona is currently under investigation by the NRL Integrity Unit in regards to allegations of breaches of the rules relating to gambling on NRL matches,” the club said in statement.
“The club will be making no further comment until the investigation is complete.”
Simona is the latest player embroiled in the match-fixing saga gripping the NRL.
The NSW Police last year set up a task force investigating match-fixing in the NRL which is ongoing.
More to come.