Tigers player charged with drug possession

Kyle Lovett

Many hope for an off-season to be quiet but that is never the case in rugby league, as yet another incident has come to hand, this time involving the Wests Tigers.

NSW Police has charged Tigers back-rower Kyle Lovett with drug possession of a prohibited substance after an incident on December 23.

The Tigers statement reads as follows:

“Wests Tigers Club officials were only made aware of the matter by Lovett today.

Upon learning of Lovett’s charge, Wests Tigers immediately alerted the NRL Integrity Unity this morning and the two parties are currently working together on the matter.

Wests Tigers are incredibly disappointed with Lovett and do not in any way condone his behaviour.

Wests Tigers ensure that all players and staff receive the highest level of education in relation to drugs. The Club takes the welfare and education of its players and very seriously with the Wests Tigers Wellbeing and Education department ranked second in the NRL in 2016.

Wests Tigers will be making no further comment until the matter is resolved, both with the NSW Police and the NRL Integrity Unit.”

He will face court on February 1.

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