North Queensland youngster Gideon Gela-Mosby has been stood down by the Cowboys, after he was charged by police for driving without a licence.

Last year, Gela-Mosby was disqualified from obtaining a licence, and was caught driving near the Cowboys’ home ground in May earlier this year.

With the Cowboys now aware of the situation, North Queensland football manager Peter Parr told the Townsville Bulletin Gela-Mosby would be stood down given his upcoming court appearance.

“The North Queensland Cowboys have stood down NRL squad member Gideon Gela-Mosby from playing duties this weekend pending a court appearance in Townsville next week,” Parr told townsvillebulletin.com.au.

“The NRL Integrity Unit is aware of the matter and the club will finalise internal investigations after the conclusion of the judicial process.”

Gela-Mosby was scheduled to attend court last Thursday, but was “away on work” and asked the Townsville Magistrates Court to adjourn the matter.

The 20-year-old scored a double last weekend for the Northern Pride in the Queensland Cup.

Gela-Mosby has played four first grade games for the Cowboys, with all four appearances coming last season.

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