Tyrone Phillips Bio
Tyrone Phillips (Born on 5, January 1994) is a Fijian international rugby league footballer who last played as a fullback, center, and winger for the Penrith Panthers in the NRL.
Born: January 5, 1994 (age 25 years), Sydney, Australia
Height: 1.84 m
Weight: 93 kg
Career start: 2014
Tyrone Phillips was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is of Fijian and Indigenous Australian descent, He played his junior rugby league for La Perouse United. He was then signed by the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Tyrone Phillips quits Penrith Panthers after drink-driving charge
The club’s general manager of football Phil Gould confirmed the news on Monday night.
“Tyrone Phillips, we met with him and his manager today and Tyrone’s made a decision to resign from the Panthers effective immediately,” Gould told Channel 9’s 100 percent Footy.
“He’s had a difficult time of late and the latest thing on the weekend wasn’t good enough so they’ve parted ways.
“I don’t know what he intends to do, but there was a settlement made today and he’s resigned.”
Gould had previously said that NRL players involved in the sex tapes scandal should feel ashamed by their behaviour, describing it as “grade-five stupidity and naivety,” as well as being “damaging”.
When the sex-tape scandal was revealed, Gould said he was shattered.
“From a club perspective and a personal perspective, it’s been like a thunderbolt, to be honest,” Gould said.
The Panthers’ reserve grade outside back will appear in Penrith Local Court on April 16 after being arrested and charged in the early hours of Sunday.
Police will allege Phillips returned a blood alcohol reading of .103 after being stopped by police in Cranebrook in Sydney’s west at 3.15am.
He was charged with mid-range drink-driving and had his licence suspended.
Phillips had earlier turned out for Penrith’s reserve grade side in their NSW Cup win over St George Illawarra at Panthers Stadium.