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The Newcastle Knights have released a statement on prop Jacob Saifiti via their club wesbite following an altercation that occurred over the weekend, leaving the 22-year old hospitalised.

“Newcastle Knights player Jacob Saifiti was involved in an altercation in Hamilton on Sunday morning which resulted in him suffering a broken leg,” the statement reads.

“The incident occurred outside the Greenroof hotel.

“Saifiti was involved in a verbal altercation with a patron which was broken up by security.

“Security staff acted appropriately and effectively.

“Subsequently, after Saifiti left the establishment, he and a man came together.

“There was a push and shove which resulted in Saifiti suffering a punch.

“Having fallen awkwardly as a result of the punch, Saifiti injured his leg and was transported to hospital by security staff.

“The matter is now with the police.

“Given the facts, Saifiti may be subject to disciplinary action taken by the Club at the appropriate time.”

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