Knights centre Tautau Moga charged with common assault
January 11, 2019 6:12pm
by STAFF WRITERS
Source: FOX SPORTS
The NRL has been hit with yet another off-field scandal with Newcastle centre Tautau Moga charged with common assault.
Moga, 25, allegedly hit a taxi driver in Newcastle on Boxing Day and was subsequently charged by police on January 9.
He will face court on March 21.
The Knights issued a statement on Friday afternoon.
“The Newcastle Knights were made aware of an incident involving a player on December 26, 2018,” the statement read.
“The club alerted the NRL Integrity Unit at an appropriate time and are co-operating with the NSW Police.
“No further comment will be made.”
Moga joined the Knights ahead of the 2018 season and made four appearances before suffering an anterior cruciate ligament rupture which ended his season.
Integrity Unit chief should be asking for a fucking raise. This is ridiculous now. Can someone post up a Rape / Assault in the offseason count? We'd be getting to the limits of what some of these guys could count to by this stage.
Though to be honest, this is such a non-issue...the only insane way it could even possibly become an issue, is entirely because the news decided to report it and people MIGHT look it up and leave it for their kids or something?
Police investigating after entire Cronulla Sharks squad is banned from sailing club over fracas
The Cronulla Sharks’ horror off-season has continued with this latest incident.
The entire Cronulla Sharks squad has been banned from a popular sailing club in the Sutherland Shire as a result of a late-night incident that the police are investigating. The Sydney Morning Herald reported on late Friday night that the Cronulla Sailing Club took the extraordinary decision to ban the entire squad from its premises after a series of scuffles broke out at the venue on December 21 that involved several lower grade players.
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Police were called out to the club to deal with the disturbance and an investigation is ongoing. Sharks officials have also opened a probe to determine what happened on the night.
The Herald speculated that due to the seriousness of the decision to ban the entire squad that some first-graders may have also been involved — or at least failed to stop the fights.
However, Sharks chief executive Barry Russell declined to expand other than to say that they are treating the incident “very seriously”.
“I can confirm there was an incident, which is being investigated by the club. The club has informed the [NRL] integrity unit and is working with police with their investigation,” he told the Herald. “We will take the appropriate action once the investigation is concluded.”