The Gold Coast Titans have expressed concerns for Tyrone Peachey's welfare as the NRL Integrity Unit investigates allegations of racial abuse directed at the star utility by a Newcastle player in Friday night's 36-6 win at Cbus Super Stadium.
NRL CEO Andrew Abdo has asked the integrity unit to investigate the allegations as a matter of urgency.
The incident was broadcast by Fox Sports after the match, with a clearly angered Peachey making the allegation as he ran past referee Chris Sutton after playing the ball.
Sutton repeatedly asked Peachey if he wished to lodge a formal complaint, but Peachey declined.
The Knights player involved has denied a racial comment. The Knights said in a statement the two players involved in the alleged incident had spoken overnight.
"We are an inclusive sport and we pride ourselves on our diversity," Abdo said. "We will speak to all parties involved in order to get to the bottom of the allegations and ensure a fair and respectful process for all.
"Player welfare is our absolute priority. We will do everything we can to make sure our players feel safe and supported. Any form of racism or vilification will not be tolerated in our game."
Titans CEO Steve Mitchell said the club's immediate priority was Peachey's welfare.
"Our immediate focus is Tyrone Peachey as the impact of an event like this can have a toll on the individual. Tyrone has our absolute support," he said.
Mitchell said the Titans would not stand for racism in the game and fully supported Peachey for speaking up on the field.
"We're extremely proud of our Indigenous heritage," he said. "The Titans have the highest number of Indigenous players in our top 30 roster of any club in the NRL.
"The contribution of Indigenous players to our club both on and off the field cannot be understated.
"We as a club are committed to eliminating discrimination from our game, and do not stand for any sort of harassment, bullying and victimisation."