Rugby league: Kiwi Ferns star Nita Maynard charged with assaulting pub bouncers

  • 04/04/2021

Kiwi Ferns rugby league international and NRL women's star Nita Maynard has been charged with the alleged assault of two security guards at a Sydney bar on Friday.

The Gisborne-product was allegedly asked to leave the notorious Cronulla pub, which caused her to become aggressive towards staff.

The 28-year-old Sydney Roosters hooker then allegedly assaulted two bouncers and had to be restrained until police arrived at the scene.

According to a police statement, Maynard was charged with two counts of common assault and granted conditional bail.

She'll appear at a local court on May 13.

The eight-test NZ international is currently playing in the NSWRL Women’s Premiership for the North Sydney Bears in preparation for the NRLW season, which starts later in the year.

Club chairman Daniel Dickson says Maynard is "shattered".

"She is obviously disappointed with what has gone on," Dickson tells Sydney Morning Herald.

"We will make comment when the time is right."

Any sanction will likely come from the Bears, rather than her NRLW Roosters team.

Maynard was one of the stand-outs for the Māori All Stars in their 24-0 win over the Indigenous All Stars back in February.

Before switching to rugby league in 2017, Maynard represented Australia in rugby and sevens.