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Jarome Luai could miss the upcoming Rugby League World Cup after the NRL Integrity Unit was alerted to some of his social media posts in the wake of Penrith's Grand Final triumph on Sunday.
The 25-year-old led the celebrations in the aftermath of the Panthers' 28-12 win over Parramatta, as Penrith became only the second club in the NRL era to win back-to-back premierships.
Luai took selfies in the sheds with jubilant teammates and family members, but one snap may derail his World Cup campaign for Samoa.
Jarome Luai could be in trouble with the NRL Integrity Unit because of a social media post
The Panthers five-eight shared a picture on his Instagram of him and teammate Jaeman Salmon. The publicly shared post contained a word Daily Mail Australia has chosen not to republish and was quietly deleted seven hours later.
'The NRL Integrity Unit is aware of the post,' an NRL spokesperson told NewsCorp.
The spokesperson added the NRL is yet to launch an investigation and would not comment on potential sanctions Luai could face.
Some teammates told the publication the racially charged word is sometimes used between friends.
Luai shared a controversial post on Instagram, which was deleted seven hours later
But according to Daily Telegraph NRL journalist Paul Kent, Luai could be in danger of missing games at the World Cup