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Court clears Greg Bird of wrongdoing

11/04/2011 06:09:20 PM Comments (0)

An embarrassed Greg Bird will make his NRL return from suspension for Gold Coast on Friday after being embroiled in an early morning domestic dispute.

Police were called to Bird's Miami residence at 2am on Sunday after a neighbour reported a verbal dispute and a 23-year-old woman was ordered to attend court on Monday.

Both Bird and the woman are understood to have resolved the matter and neither are pressing charges.

Titans chief executive Michael Searle investigated the incident and said there was no reason to discipline the Australian and NSW representative.

"The club has conducted a review of the situation and all parties have agreed it was nothing more than a verbal disagreement that ended up in the public domain," Searle said.

"It is a private matter and all parties are slightly embarrassed that this has even obtained the media coverage it has."

News Ltd reported police sources saying the woman was believed to have gone to Bird's residence, woken him up and tried to get in and Bird reportedly suffered a minor injury in a scuffle.

A police spokeswoman told AAP that police attended an altercation and the woman was ordered to appear in court "in relation to a domestic violence issue".

Bird is understood to be embarrassed about the matter and was taken by surprise when reporters attempted to quiz him before Titans training on Monday morning.

The 27-year-old will make his return from a one-week ban, for striking Canberra halfback Matt Orford, against Wests Tigers on Friday night at Skilled Park.

He could be selected at either five-eighth or the back-row when the team is named on Tuesday.

The Titans also hope to have lock Ashley Harrison back from injury with second-rower Anthony Laffranchi set to miss the match due to an ankle injury sustained in the 22-12 loss to North Queensland in Townsville.

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