The St George Illawarra Dragons were made aware on Monday that National Youth Competition contracted player Addin Fonua-Blake was charged by the Police, overnight, with Common Assault.

As a result, the Club has stood Fonua-Blake down from club activities, effective immediately and until further notice for breaching the Club’s Code of Conduct.

The NRL's Integrity Unit has been informed and the Club has arranged counselling.

The matter will go to court at the end of this month and with respect to the judicial system, the Club will not be making any further comment.