Bad Knight for NRL star after charge
NEWCASTLE Knights centre Tautau Moga has been accused of slapping a taxi driver after the NRL player was refused entry to a pub.
The 25-year-old has been charged with common assault over the incident late on December 26.
It came days after the Knights took a tough new stance on poor behaviour by fining young prop Jacob Saifiti $50,000 over a late-night altercation outside a pub in December.
On Friday, NSW Police said Queensland-born Moga was allegedly refused entry to a hotel on King St in Newcastle before he and another man got into a taxi. The Knights player then allegedly slapped the taxi driver twice in the head and was later arrested.
After receiving a fine on the night for failing to leave a licensed premises, Moga was charged on Wednesday over the alleged assault.