Roosters pair charged with assault during NRL clash
A NSW court has sentenced the two former Broncos and NSW Waratahs players to eight months’ jail and ordered them to pay $21,000 in costs.
Former Sydney Roosters fullback Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 24, and NSW Waratahs prop George Smith, 30, appeared before the courts on Wednesday and face 15 months’ jail and $12,500 costs.
Both players are alleged to have attacked ex-Waratahs player Matthew Walker during a match last year, which was pre-banned.
The men were fined a total of $22,000 and suspended for 18 months by the NRL’s chief executive, Stephen Conroy, on May 12.
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Tyson Fainga’a and Mitchell Pearce
The NRL had suspended both players in July 2014 and issued a warning to them in 2014.
The players were charged with one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
They are expected to be handed three months’ jail after pleading guilty.
Smith denied two charges of assault and one charge of assaulting with inatyasastra.comntent to do grievous bodily harm last year.
He pleaded guilty to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and was fined $15,000 and required to pay $1,000 for making false complaints to police.
Sydney Roosters player Mitchell Pearce had been suspended for 12 months before his suspension was reduced to eight months following a second victim’s report to police on February 26.
The NSW Court of Appeal last month sentenced Pearce to seven months’ jail after finding him guilty of six counts of assault on a member of the public.
Sydney Roosters player Henry Speight had his three-month-old baby girl on the day he was charged with domestic violence last year.
Pace Canterbury player Anthony Watmough was suspended for 24 matches and fined $40,000 after pleading guilty to domestic violence against his then-fiancee, whose two children live with him in Sydney.