7 Aug 2015

Kiwi league international appears in court

6:28 am on 7 August 2015

The Kiwis rugby league international Shaun Kenny-Dowall has pleaded not guilty to 11 domestic violence charges involving his former girlfriend.

The Sydney Roosters back appeared briefly in court in Sydney today to entering not guilty pleas through his solicitor.

The 27-year-old is facing 11 charges, including assault causing actual bodily harm, common assault and stalking.

They involve his former partner Jessica Peris, the daughter of former Australia international hockey player turned politician Nova Peris.

Shaun Kenny-Dowall (left) heads to court in Sydney.

Shaun Kenny-Dowall (left) heads to court in Sydney. Photo: ABC

Documents filed with the court reveal Kenny-Dowall allegedly assaulted Ms Peris on seven separate occasions between October last year and June this year.

He also allegedly destroyed her mobile phone, used his phone to menace or harass her in May and stalked or intimidated her in June.

Kenny-Dowall did not speak in court and made no comment to waiting media as he left.

He is due to return to the NRL on Sunday when the Roosters play Newcastle.

His case will return to court next month where he will not have to appear.