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Penrith NRL player faces domestic violence charges

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Another NRL player is facing allegations of domestic violence. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS)
Camera IconAnother NRL player is facing allegations of domestic violence. (Joel Carrett/AAP PHOTOS) Credit: AAP

Police have charged a Penrith NRL player over a domestic violence incident where he allegedly punched a woman in the face.

The man, aged in his 20s, was arrested at 5am on Saturday in Penrith.

It is alleged he punched a woman who was known to him in the face and leg during an argument at a Sydney home on April 8.

He has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of stalking or intimidating another person with the intention of causing them to fear physical or mental harm.

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The man has been bailed to appear in the Penrith Local Court on May 28.

Penrith confirmed they were aware of the incident and the subsequent charges.

“(The) Panthers have informed the NRL Integrity Unit and will co-operate throughout the process,” a club statement read.

“As this is a legal matter, the club will make no further comment at this stage.”

Penrith are set to face the Warriors on Sunday as part of the NRL’s Magic Round.

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