WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 01: Tauta Moga of the Knights scores as Tyson Frizell of the Dragons attempts to stop him during the round four NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Newcastle Knights at WIN Stadium on April 1, 2018 in Wollongong, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Newcastle centre Tautau Moga's future at the Knights is in doubt after he was charged with common assault on Boxing Day last year.

Moga allegedly "slapped" a taxi driver after a day at the races, and is set to appear in local court on March 21.

The NRL integrity unit is aware of the charge, and the club are co-operating with police, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

‘‘We have been notified of an incident and we expect the player to be charged if he hasn’t already been,’’ Knight's CEO Phil Gardner told the Herald.

‘‘We won’t take any direct action against the player until that plays out. My understanding is he slapped a taxi driver.

‘‘If he pleads guilty then we will deal with it under our new behaviour policy.’’

In addition to his statement, Gardner would not rule out the possibility of Moga being sacked by the club.


  1. He’s severely overrated anyways. Would be a good thing for knights to sack him and invest the reported 500k season in someone who can actually play.

  2. Very assuming, but maybe not.
    Based on that “reasoning”, we could wait a few weeks longer and pick up Walker.

  3. Please tell me that parra are not in negotiations to re sign Kiresome Av’uvvaa’uua.
    Hit or miss, I guess parra never miss.. huh.

  4. No, we did not, are not, re-signing him.
    Now if you’re having a very specific crack at Parra for signing “troubled” players, pot to kettle buddy. Wasn’t Walker an ex Bunny “released” from his contract shortly after a “little incident”, and very shortly after picked up by Manly?

  5. He’s hardly overrated, he’s been out almost a year, he’s still only like 23 and was awesome at brissy and he’s on 330k apparently. Knights do have a few backs options especially in the centres if they were to get rid of him but he would defiantly get snapped up if let free. Eels could do with another centre and with Norman gone they could afford him easily

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