St George Illawarra have stood down veteran centre Dane Nielsen as the club investigates an incident in which he allegedly breached the club’s code of conduct.
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The Dragons confirmed in a statement that they had not selected Nielsen in either the NRL and NSW Cup side’s for going against the club’s code.
“Dane Nielsen has not been named in any team this week due to a breach of the club’s code of conduct and the NRL Integrity Unit has been informed,” the statement read.
The Sydney Morning Herald report that there is speculation that Nielsen may have been involved in an incident with a rival NRL player over the weekend.
It comes just days after it was revealed Bulldogs recruit Jakob Loko and Manly winger Jorge Taufua were involved in a brawl in the Sydney CBD on Saturday.
St George confirmed that the NRL Integrity Unit had been informed of the incident.
Nielsen joined the Dragons on a two-year deal from the New Zealand Warriors at the end of the 2014 season.
He debuted against for the Dragons on the weekend during the side’s 12-4 opening round loss to the Melbourne Storm earlier this month.