Two more NRL players get charged after brawl

Last updated 19:21 27/11/2013

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South Sydney NRL player Dylan Walker and Canterbury recruit Tyrone Phillips have been charged over their involvement in a violent brawl which left three men in hospital.

The 19-year-old duo were on Wednesday charged with affray following an incident in a carpark at Beverly Hills around 3am on November 3.

Police allege one man suffered puncture wounds to his stomach in the fight, while another was found lying on the ground with a head wound. A third victim walked away with minor injuries.

Both Walker and Phillips, former South Sydney teammates, were granted conditional bail and are due to face court on December 17.

The Bulldogs and Rabbitohs confirmed they were aware of the incident and advised the NRL Integrity Unit at the time it was reported.

"The investigation by the NRL's Integrity Unit is ongoing and the club will fully cooperate with them during this process," South Sydney said in a statement.

Their arrest brings to four the number of NRL players charged by police in less than 72 hours.

Phillips' fellow Canterbury off-season recruit Reni Maitua was suspended and charged with assaulting a taxi driver in the early hours of Monday morning.

Manly's Richie Fa'aoso was also charged over an alleged domestic incident on Monday, while Newcastle recruit Russell Packer was questioned by police over an alleged assault in Sydney on Friday.

"Today we are dealing with another unacceptable and unnecessary situation," Canterbury chief executive Raelene Castle said in a statement.

"[Coach] Des [Hasler] and I will continue to work with the leadership group to ensure our younger players fully understand what it means to be, and what it takes to be, a quality athlete, a good Bulldogs club person and a valued member of the community at large.

"The Bulldogs will offer further comment once the matter is brought to a close."

A former South Sydney player, Phillips was only signed by the Bulldogs this month and is yet to play a first grade game.

Walker made his NRL debut with the Rabbitohs in May and played 16 games last season.

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