Maitua keeps his contract despite suspension

Last updated 19:05 18/12/2013
Reni Maitua
Getty Images
ASSAULT CHARGE: Reni Maitua (seen here in action for the Parramatta Eels) was suspended by the Bulldogs.

Relevant offers

League

NRL launches crackdown on betting Darius Boyd admitted to clinic for depression Warriors drop David Fusitu'a after poor display Benji Marshall ready for emotional Tigers clash Sea Eagles boss hits out over player rumours Garth Brennan in line for Knights coach's job Mortimer backs embattled coach at Gold Coast Manu Vatuvei pleads guilty over high tackle Wayne Bennett's Dragons deal down in flames Sea Eagles downplay speculation of depatures

Reni Maitua has avoided having his NRL contract torn up by Canterbury following his suspension for breaking the club's code of contract.

Maitua was suspended from all duties last month after he was charged with assault of a taxi driver, putting his future in the code in doubt.

But the club's board on Wednesday reinstated the 31-year-old, who rejoined the Bulldogs this year after previously playing for them between 2004 and 2008.

It comes with strict boundaries, however, which includes the one-time Australia representative agreeing to a complete alcohol ban.

"Reni is acutely aware of the expectations required of him and he is determined to be an integral member of this club in 2014," Bulldogs chief executive Raelene Castle said in a statement.

"He is committed to the conditions placed around him and recognises that he can play a role in working with younger athletes to share his learnings from his time in the game."

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

What sport should Israel Folau play?

Rugby - that World Cup's near!

League - return to your roots.

Boxing - go on be more like SBW.

AFL - have another crack.

Darts - drink beer and get a cool nickname.

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content