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Wests Tigers' Matthew Lodge arrested in New York

Matthew Lodge of the Tigers is tackled by Rory Kostjasyn (left), and Justin O'Neill of the Cowboys during the Round 11 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the North Queensland Cowboys, at Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney, Saturday, May 23, 2015.
Matthew Lodge of the Tigers is tackled by Rory Kostjasyn (left), and Justin O'Neill of the Cowboys during the Round 11 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the North Queensland Cowboys, at Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney, Saturday, May 23, 2015. AAP Image - Dan Himbrechts

WESTS Tigers have terminated Matthew Lodge's playing contract after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a man and stalking two women while holidaying in New York.

The 20-year-old forward is accused of following the two women home to a unit block, telling them: "This is the night that you die."

In a statement late last night Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said the club would not tolerate such behaviour.

"The club is incredibly disappointed to learn that Matthew Lodge has been charged by police while overseas on holiday.

"We have since made the decision to terminate Lodge's playing contract with Wests Tigers, effective immediately," Pascoe said.

Read more at the NZ Herald

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