Canberra Raiders and NSW winger Blake Ferguson has been formally charged with indecent assault.
Ferguson was questioned by officers at Waverley police station for more than two hours on Monday about the alleged assault on a woman at the 2230 Restaurant and Bar in Cronulla late on Sunday evening.
The charge means Ferguson is out of the Blues’ squad for the Origin II clash at Lang Park on June 26 after the NRL suspended his registration.
He has been granted bail and will front the Waverley Local Court on July 16, one day before State of Origin III in Sydney.
Ferguson had been drinking with Blues team-mate Josh Dugan, though no allegations have been made against the full-back.
Officers have seized security footage and spoken to a number of people as they investigate the allegations.
Ferguson’s player registration has been suspended over “repeated behavioural issues involving the abuse of alcohol,” the NRL said in a statement.