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Broncos' David Fifita released from Indonesian jail

Brisbane NRL star David Fifita has been released from an Indonesian police station and will race to catch a flight and return to Australia on tonight after three days behind bars.

The holidaying 19-year-old allegedly hit a Bali nightclub security guard, who later withdrew his complaint after reaching a so-called "peace agreement" with the Broncos' forward.

Fifita had been in custody since Saturday and, facing a suspension and fine, is due to be interviewed by the NRL's integrity unit on his return to Brisbane.

Fifita's lawyer said his client "doesn't remember" much of the incident, while the Broncos flew welfare officer Adam Walsh to the scene to help to resolve the issue.

Walsh was on hand to help finalise his release on Monday morning, when Fifita was finally able to change out of the clothes he had worn since Friday night.

"He is free; his release papers have been signed," Fifita's lawyer Muhammad Rifan told The Sydney Morning Herald.

The pair hope to catch the afternoon flight out of Bali and land in Brisbane later on Monday night.

The security guard said he wasn't seeking compensation and, after accepting an apology, signed the agreement on Sunday, which shaped as Fifita's best hope of being released.

A police report obtained by the Seven Network said Fifita was not able to be interrogated initially because he was under the influence of alcohol.

The incident took place at the same nightspot where Melbourne NRL player Nelson Asofa-Solomona was involved in a wild brawl a month ago, which resulted in a three-game ban and a suspended $15,000 fine.

The latest incident comes a fortnight after Fifita had captained a Junior Kangaroos team to a win over France in Wollongong.

Fifita was also among the Broncos' players left red-faced when criticised for playing the pokies the night before they were beaten by Parramatta in an embarrassing NRL finals exit.

Set to enter the final year of his contract with Brisbane, Fifita is widely considered the hottest free agent available for the 2021 season and reportedly the target of $1 million season offers.

David Fifita. Source: Getty


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