Wests Tigers five-eighth Josh Reynolds has been charged by New South Wales Police with a domestic violence offence.

The NRL club confirmed the development on Thursday and said Reynolds, 30, “vigorously defends” the charge.

Reynolds is due to appear in court on December 18.

“Both Josh and Wests Tigers has previously alerted the police and NRL on this matter and will continue to work closely with the NRL Integrity Unit and NSW Police as Josh vigorously defends this charge,” read a club statement.

“As this is an ongoing legal matter, Wests Tigers will be making no further comment at this time.”

Reynolds, a former New South Wales representative, made seven appearances in 2019 after joining the Tigers from the Canterbury Bulldogs the previous year.

His contract runs until the end of the 2021 season.