30 May 2013

Sport: Police renew Te'o investigation

10:45 am on 30 May 2013

Ben Te'o's fate remains up in the air after a renewed Queensland police assault investigation looks set to fast-track an NRL probe into the back-rower ahead of next week's State of Origin opener.

The former Samoa international Te'o was shielded from reporters at Queensland's official media day due to an ongoing NRL integrity panel inquiry into assault claims by a Brisbane woman.

Queensland police yesterday reopened their investigation into allegations that the 22-year-old woman was punched in the face by Te'o in a Brisbane home last month.

Maroons coach Mal Meninga says he would abide by any sanction on Te'o with Canberra's Josh Papalii on standby in an extended Queensland squad.