The Parramatta Eels recruit New Zealander Liam Foran has fronted court after the National Rugby League player was charged with common assault.
The 25-year-old appeared at Gosford Local Court over the charge and an apprehended violence order stemming from an incident on the NSW Central Coast earlier this month.
Foran is alleged to have assaulted a relative in a dispute over money at a family gathering on January the 12th.
The NRL Integrity Unit was informed of the incident earlier this month, and the club has undertaken its own internal investigation.
Foran, the older brother of Manly and Kiwis superstar Kieran, signed with the Eels for the 2014 season after being released only six months into a three-year deal with English Super League club Salford City Reds.
Despite being considered a highly talented junior, Foran has only played 10 NRL games since making his debut with Melbourne in 2008.
He joined his younger brother at Manly for the 2011 and 2012 seasons and played seven NRL games for the Sea Eagles before joining Salford.