8 Oct 2009

Waqa stood down after being charged by police

8:30 am on 8 October 2009

The horror year for the Sydney Roosters continues... the National Rugby League wooden spooners have stood down their 21-year-old front-rower Stanley Waqa after he was charged over a knife-wielding incident in which a young woman was wounded in east Sydney.

Police say Waqa and a woman were heard arguing inside a unit in Randwick yesterday morning.

During the argument, he allegedly armed himself with a knife and swung at the 20-year-old.

Neighbours called the police who arrested Waqa and later charged him with recklessly wounding another person and granted him conditional bail.

The Roosters' roll of shame now includes Waqa along with the likes of Willie Mason, Nate Myles, Jake Friend, Anthony Cherrington, Sandor Earl and Setaimata Sa - all reprimanded by the club for off-field troubles in the past 12 months.