Former Sharks and Bulldogs playmaker Michael Lichaa has been charged by police following a "domestic altercation" that involved current Canterbury player Adam Elliott.

As first reported by The Daily Telegraphthe incident has been described as a "love triangle", with Lichaa's fiancee Kara Childerhouse involved in the altercation that has since seen Lichaa charged with common assault (DV), destroy or damage property (DV) and stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm (DV).

The altercation took place at Lichaa’s rented home in Connells Point in the early hours of Sunday morning last weekend, with Lichaa taken to hospital with cuts to his arm.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26: Michael Lichaa of the Bulldogs runs the ball during the round 25 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Cbus Super Stadium on August 26, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the trio had "consumed a large amount of alcohol”, according to court documents, with police called to the scene after a social gathering became heated.

The report states that Lichaa went to bed after having a fight with Childerhouse after she accused him of infidelity.

Lichaa reportedly woke up at around 4.30am on Sunday to find Childerhouse and Elliott “kissing on the back deck”.

Lichaa then reportedly went on a rampage, chasing Childerhouse onto the street and getting in a heated exchange with Elliott.

He allegedly punched four windows on the front door that caused deep lacerations to his forearm.

Several calls were reportedly made by the public to triple zero, one of which claimed they heard a male voice saying he was going to "kill her."

Lichaa’s lawyer Sam Saadat alleges that his client “did not hit anyone”.

It is believed that Lichaa and Childerhouse were due to get married this year, with Elliott asked to be a groomsman.

Lichaa, 27, was eventually released from hospital before being questioned by police over the matter.

It is understood that Elliott has also sustained injuries, with Canterbury and the NRL Integrity Unit already made aware of the incident.

“The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have overnight been made aware of an alleged incident involving Adam Elliott,” the club said.

“The club has reported the matter to the NRL integrity unit and is currently working with them.

“The club is not in a position to comment further at this stage.”

The Bulldogs have denied that Elliott is of interest to police.

Lichaa made his NRL debut with the Sharks in 2014 and would go on to play 113 league matches during his time with Cronulla and Canterbury, before being released by the Bulldogs in September, 2019.


  1. A love triangle involving Elliott & Lichaa.
    Looks like Elliott has done the dirty on Lichaa . Stealing his partner away from him. From what’s not written in that story. Since Lichaa is the one that’s done the stalking .
    Typical of the Dogs . Poaching others players away , now poaching others partners away.

  2. Yes totally agree. Unbelievable, stealing someone’s partner. Maybe next will be making sex tapes. Oh sorry that’s right that’s the panthers hobby🤔

  3. EastOfDivide who do you go for? The other day you were up clubs for wanting to sign Staggs, yet clearly broncos steal other clubs players… Sure canterbury has poached players over the years but have a look at the players they have lost over the years… Remember the broncos poaching a player named Ben Barba while he was still under contract? Do you? Every club goes through a cycle and every club poachers off one another…. Maybe you should mention all the headlines Haas, Pangai jnr, Fifita have done….And I won’t even start about Matt lodge….

  4. Check out the story now guys!
    I was spot on with what I texted, before the story was even all there.
    Pretty pathetic as a friend & groomsman to be trying to have your way , with your friends fiancé ! Doesn’t get any lower than that.
    At least May wasn’t filming himself , with his friends fiancé .( I wouldn’t support what he did either. ) Why hide behind the name League Fan75, mreel?
    Happy Days…
    If you looked at previous stories. You’d have actually seen that I did indeed make negative comments about the likes of Haas, Lodge etc. , when we’ll deserved.
    I said Haas should of been suspended for a year at least ,for what he did.
    Also commented on the repeated drunken rampages of the Green Machine.
    So you should actually take a look at previous comments, before just writing whatever.
    As for Staggs. I’d always support the club who’s put in the effort to coach , mentor & pay a young players way through to first grade. Rather than those that can’t be bothered & just look to buy their way to a more competitive team.
    I’d support that team to keep the player they’ve brung through , be it St.George, Warriors , Newcastle, Penrith. Even Parramatta mreel. Although with Parramatta, that doesn’t happen often!

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