Two Mid West brothers — both local footballers — have pleaded not guilty to charges following an alleged brawl at a Geraldton bar, including charges of assaulting police officers. Thomas Rowe, 26, and Darcy Rowe, 21, were allegedly involved in a fight at The Foreshore Hangout Lounge on December 23 last year, which prosecutors previously said began when the two approached and taunted a man at the bar, before throwing a drink at him and tackling him. After security broke up the alleged altercation and the brothers were evicted, they allegedly returned later that night at 11pm and got into another physical altercation. The two were then allegedly chased by police and Thomas Rowe allegedly threw his shoe at police, before the two were arrested and taken to Geraldton Police Station. Both are facing charges of assault occasioning bodily harm and disorderly behaviour in public, and Thomas Rowe is also facing two charges of assaulting public officers. The two appeared in Geraldton Magistrates Court on March 16, where they pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Rowe brothers are both well-known footballers, with Thomas Rowe playing in the GNFL for Railways, while Darcy played in the WAFL reserves for Swan Districts last season. They are both on bail and will next appear in court on May 8.