Wests Tigers halfback Robert Lui has been charged with nine offences, including assaulting his pregnant girlfriend.
Lui, 20, appeared in Burwood Local Court today and was granted bail, which he has yet to post.
"Burwood police have arrested a 20-year-old man in relation to allegations of a domestic violence-related assault on the weekend," a police statement read.
"The incident is alleged to have occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning at an address in Abbotsford.
"A woman suffered facial injuries.
"The matter was reported to police later that day.
"The man has been charged with nine offences."
The offences include two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, three of common assault, one of malicious damage, one of choke with intent to commit an indictable offence, one of detain for advantage and one of aggravated robbery.
Lui recently put his good late-season form down to becoming a father for the first time.
He played a starring role in the Tigers' run to third place on the NRL ladder before they bowed out 13-12 to St George Illawarra in Saturday night's preliminary final.
The incident comes at the worst possible time for the league as it prepares for this Sunday's grand final between the Dragons and the Sydney Roosters.
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