Storm sack Arana Taumata

The Melbourne Storm have today sacked five-eighth Arana Taumata following a "physical altercation with another male" last weekend.

Taumata was involved in the incident in the early hours of Saturday morning. Team mates Will Chambers, Dane Nielsen and Wairangi Koopu were at the scene - Chambers and Nielsen have been heavily sanctioned according to the club's media release.

Taumata was already on notice after previously being sacked by three clubs in the last three seasons.

In 2006, the 20-year-old was shown the door by the Brisbane Broncos and then by the Sydney Roosters in 2007 for discipline breaches. Last year the Bulldogs dismissed Taumata after he allegedly broke another man's jaw in an off-field incident.