Booted out By JOSH MASSOUD May 24, 2006 SHARKS rugby league star Tevita Latuv last night paid the ultimate price for allegedly punching a teenage girl in the face ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â€Âœ his football career. Latu was sacked by the Sharks after a 10-minute board meeting unanimously determined his two-year deal be torn up. The Kiwi International's sacking came on the same day he was charged with assault after 19-year-old Brooke Peninton suffered a broken nose during an incident on Monday. Emerging from the meeting outside Cronulla Leagues club, Latu declined to publicly apologise to Ms Peninton on advise of his barrister. "I just wanted to say sorry to my team mates for letting them down," he told reporters. "I don't kknow what the future holds for me." Cronulla's move effectively de-registers Latu from playing rugby league in Australia. The NRL last night said it would refuse to re-register him "for an extended period", but it is understood only extraordinary circumstances will convince the league to welcome him back. Latu is the third player to be banned by the NRL, after Julian O'Neill and Dane Tilse. His chances of resuming his career overseas also appear to be over because of an agreement between international league bodiesto acknowledge bans world-wide. Sharks CEO Greg Pirece yesterday agreed to compensate Ms peninton for her medical expenses and loss of earnings. Latu will face Sutherland Local Court on June 15 charged with one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.