Knights centre Tautau Moga is facing an assault charge and his playing future at the club is in doubt after he allegedly “slapped” a taxi driver after a day out at the races in Newcastle on Boxing Day.
The club is co-operating with police and the NRL Integrity Unit has been informed of the alleged offence.
Knights CEO Phil Gardner confirmed an incident had taken place on December 26 involving the injured Knights centre, who is on the comeback trail after undergoing a knee reconstruction last year.
Moga played just four games for the club in 2018 after linking with the Knights from Brisbane.
“We have been notified of an incident and we expect the player to be charged if he hasn’t already been,” Gardner told the Newcastle Herald.
“We won’t take any direct action against the player until that plays out. My understanding is he slapped a taxi driver.
“If he pleads guilty, than we will deal with it under our new behaviour policy.”
Gardner would not rule out the possibility that Moga could be sacked by the club.