Zane Tetevano has had his contract terminated by the Newcastle Knights due to disciplinary reasons, effective immediately.
Tetevano was fined $440 and convicted in Belmont Local Court on Wednesday morning for smashing a taxi windscreen.
The court heard Tetevano lost his temper after an argument with his then partner.
Court documents show the Merewether 23-year-old punched the glass panel on April 28.
He has since apologised to the driver and paid the $500 damage bill.
‘‘The Knights will however provide the appropriate duty of care for Tetevano as he transitions out of the club,’’ the Knights said in a statement.
‘‘The NRL Integrity Unit is aware of the matter. The club wishes Tetevano all the best for the future.’’