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Maori All Stars hooker Nita Maynard.

North Sydney Bears hooker Nita Maynard will face court in May after being charged with common assault and failure to leave licensed premises following an alleged incident in Cronulla over the weekend.

Maynard, who played for the Roosters in last year's NRLW campaign, is not currently contracted to the NRL club with the Bears using her services in the state's Harvey Norman NSW Premiership until the competition finishes in July.

Bears hooker Nita Maynard.
Bears hooker Nita Maynard. ©Robb Cox/NRL Photos

Police will allege the incident occurred when she was directed to leave a licensed venue on Friday evening during a night out with teammates and friends. 

A police statement read: "About 9pm yesterday (Friday 2 April 2021), officers attached to Sutherland Shire Police Area Command were called to a licensed premise on Elouera Road, Cronulla, following reports of an alleged assault.

"Police were told a 28-year-old woman became aggressive when she was directed to leave the venue by security.

"During the incident, it's alleged the woman assaulted two security guards. She was eventually restrained until police arrived a short time later.

"The woman was arrested and taken to Sutherland Police Station, where she was charged with two counts of common assault and­ excluded person fail to leave premises when required."

Roosters hooker Nita Maynard.
Roosters hooker Nita Maynard. ©Gregg Porteous/NRL Photos

The Roosters did not want to comment on the incident on Sunday while a NSWRL spokesperson confirmed the matter would be left with the North Sydney club before any sanctions were determined.

"Nita Maynard is contracted to North Sydney. North Sydney are dealing with it at the moment and keeping us in the loop with regards to their actions," the NSWRL spokesperson said.

"We will review the matter further once North Sydney have determined a course of action. We are confident they have the matter in hand."

An NRL spokesperson said the incident would also be investigated by the integrity unit before determining whether the matter would be taken any further.

New Zealand-born Maynard made her international debut for the Kiwi Ferns in 2017 and was instrumental in helping the side break their duck with victory over the Jillaroos in the World Cup 9s final at Bankwest Stadium.

The 28-year-old represented NSW once in 2018 but was one of two Kiwi Ferns players banned the following year when State of Origin eligibility rules tightened after originally being based on residency.

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