Simona faces fresh allegations over charity fraud

Simona sacked

Wests Tigers centre Tim Simona is now being investigated by the NRL over pocketing money raised from auctioned charity items.

Earlier this week he faced the NRL integrity unit to respond to betting offences that could potentially lead to a life ban from the game.

It is believed that the 26-year-old was also questioned about jerseys and boots he put up for charity auction on social media and whether he kept the money raised for himself.

A verdict on the matter is set to be announced in the next few weeks in a decision that will make or break the career of the Samoan international.

Meanwhile, the RFL has closed the door on any possible chance of Simona playing in England despite Todd Carney salvaging his career in Super League.

“Todd was never actually banned by the NRL,” a RFL source told AAP.

“He was deregistered and they [the NRL] just wanted him out, but there was no actual ban put in place to prevent him playing.

“But if a player is suspended or banned by the NRL, that would carry on into Super League.”