Rabbitohs centre Dylan Walker charged as NRL drama continues

RABBITOHS centre Dylan Walker and former teammate Tyrone Phillips are the latest NRL players charged by police in a horror week for the code.

The 19-year-olds were charged with affray yesterday after an incident in a carpark in the Sydney suburb of Beverly Hills about 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, who made his NRL debut with South Sydney in May and played 16 games last season, and Phillips, signed by Canterbury this month as a potential replacement for fullback Ben Barba, were granted conditional bail and are due to face court on December 17.

Phillips' fellow Canterbury recruit Reni Maitua was suspended by the club after being 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 on Tuesday over an alleged assault in Sydney on Friday.

The Bulldogs released a statement saying the club was reviewing the matter involving Phillips through its code of conduct committee.

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

"(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."

All clubs involved in the series of incidents have said they would co-operate fully with investigations by the NRL Integrity Unit.

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