Jack de Belin’s NRL future will be revealed on April 16, according to a report by the Sydney Morning Herald.
The Dragons forward will front his final Federal Court hearing on that date, which was moved back from this Thursday after lawyers opted to withdrawn their immediate intervention.
De Belin will remain on the sidelines through this period as he awaits his fate, alongside fellow troubled NRL players Dylan Walker and Tyrone May.
“In the interim the No Fault Stand Down Rule will continue to apply to Jack de Belin and he will be stood down during this period,” the NRL said in a statement.
The Dragons were hoping to select de Belin for their round two clash with South Sydney, however, the earliest he could return is their round six encounter against Manly.
Under the new NRL rules, any player charged with a legal offence that carries a maximum 10 prison term will be instantly stood down. Players who don’t qualify for the automatic ban can still be suspended under the new “no-fault” policy.
The league has also revealed that clubs will be eligible for salary cap concessions for players who are stood down under the new regulations.