NRL youngster charged with assault occasioning bodily harm


Penrith Panthers have confirmed that Queensland Police have charged player Taylan May with assault occasioning bodily harm.

May, 20, made his NRL debut with the Panthers in 2021. He has made three appearances so far, scoring five tries.

The charge relates to an incident that occurred in November 2021, while May was on leave following the 2021 NRL season.

He is still eligible for selection and has been named to start against Canterbury Bulldogs this weekend.

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NRL side release statement

Penrith said in a statement: “Penrith Panthers can confirm that Queensland Police have charged player Taylan May with assault occasioning bodily harm.

“The club was made aware of the incident at the time, informed the NRL Integrity Unit and undertook an investigation into the matter.

“The club subsequently implemented disciplinary measures against May, while giving fair consideration to the circumstances of the incident, and deemed the matter finalised.

“The NRL has not imposed any disciplinary measures against May, therefore he is eligible for NRL selection.

“As the matter is now before the courts, the club will make no further comment until those proceedings have concluded.”

A Penrith junior, May has filled in for the injured Brian To’o so far this season on the wing.

Brisbane Broncos release statement on Albert Kelly and Payne Haas following altercation

Brisbane Broncos recently released a statement on pair Albert Kelly and Payne Haas following an altercation leaked on video.

The Brisbane team-mates were filmed fighting allegedly following their round two win over Canterbury Bulldogs in Sydney.

The club shared: “The Broncos and NRL Integrity Unit have completed separate interviews with both players involved in an altercation on video that was made public last night.

“Players Albert Kelly and Payne Haas cooperated fully with both the club and the Integrity Unit.

“The Broncos will now work with the NRL as they complete their investigation.”

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