Hull FC terminate Treigh Stewart contract after domestic violence allegation in Australia

Treigh Stewart has had his contract withdrawn at Hull FC.
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Treigh Stewart will not be joining Hull FC, with the club ending ties with the player with immediate effect. The Papua New Guinean full-back had signed an 18-month deal with the Black and Whites and was due to fly out to the UK later this week after his visa was approved.

However, Stewart has since been involved in a case of 'alleged domestic violence' in Australia, with the club posting in a statement that they have a 'zero tolerance policy' for such matters.

Stewart, 23, was signed to fill one of two quota spots left vacant by the departures of Tex Hoy and Fa'amanu Brown back in April. He has spent his career to date in both the Queensland and New South Wales Cups and had been playing with the Brisbane Tigers as recently as last Saturday, with Hull now making the swift decision to terminate his contract.

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The club's statement read: "Hull FC have released the following statement in relation to Treigh Stewart. The club have been made aware of an incident of alleged domestic violence involving the player in Australia.

"Hull FC have therefore officially withdrawn their contract offer to the player and can confirm he will not be joining the club. The club takes a strong zero-tolerance policy on all forms of domestic violence. The club will make no further comment on the matter."

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