Rangi Chase has been left out of the Castleford squad for Thursday night’s clash with Leeds following an “investigation”.
The club have refused to comment further on the details, with allegations made that the Kiwi-born stand-off was involved in an altercation at a taxi-rank at the weekend.
Tigers CEO, Steve Gill, said in statement: “Rangi was part of an investigation that has been dealt with internally by the club, neither Rangi Chase or the Castleford Tigers will make any further comment on this issue.”
Chase, 30, is no stranger to controversy following a colourful career which has also taken in the highs of representing England and winning Super League Man of Steel.
He was charged in 2011 with GBH for breaking a man’s jaw in a pub in Australia, and was suspended indefinitely by Castleford while trying to force a move away from the club that eventually saw him switch to Salford in 2013.
Chase left Salford at the end of 2015 after his contract was terminated and he announced his retirement from the game in 2016 to cut short a two-year deal at Leigh, before winding up back at The Jungle.