NRL Rd 4 - Eels v Dragons
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03: Francis Molo of the Dragons looks dejected after defeat during the round four NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the St George Illawarra Dragons at CommBank Stadium, on April 03, 2022, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

St George Illawarra prop Francis Molo has pleaded guilty to stalking/intimidating a woman in a domestic setting at Shell Cove shortly before Christmas last year.

The 28-year-old joined the Dragons from North Queensland ahead of last season, featuring in 21 games for the Red V, however his future at the club could be in jeopardy following the charge.

While Molo didn't appear in Port Kembla court on Wednesday, the matter was mentioned in court, with Molo's lawyers disputing some aspects of the charge, although the front-rower has still plead guilty.

The two-time Queensland Maroon has been ordered not to approach the woman for at least 12 hours after drinking alcohol or taking illicit drugs.

Molo can still be stood down under the no-fault stand-down policy for any matter involving a woman or child, at the discretion of NRL CEO Andrew Abdo.

It's yet another blow for the Dragons who have now lost Cody Ramsey and Josh Coric to season-long injuries or illnesses and Talatau Amone to the no-fault stand-down policy, while Mikaele Ravalawa and Zane Musgrove have been fined for a heated exchange in Mudgee.

The Dragons released a statement on Wednesday night.

"Dragons player Francis Molo today pleaded guilty to an intimidation charge relating to an incident at his home on December 17," the club stated.

"The NRL Integrity Unit was made aware of the matter at the time.

"The Dragons will continue to provide Francis and his partner with any support they require.

"The club will make no further comment on the matter."