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MAN CHARGED OVER ALLEGED ASSAULT WHICH LEFT KNIGHTS PLAYER WITH BROKEN LEG

A man has been charged over the alleged assault of a Newcastle Knights player, outside the Greenroof Hotel on Sunday morning.

Police say the pair were involved in an altercation just after 2am, which left Jacob Saifiti in hospital with a broken leg.

Saifiti has since undergone surgery and remains in John Hunter Hospital.

A 28-year-old man from Adamstown was charged on Wednesday with reckless grievous bodily harm.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court on January 10.

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After studying a BA in Communication and Journalism at UTS, Georgia moved into health and aged care reporting for three years. She also studied broadcast journalism at California State University, Sacramento and The Australian, Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney. An interest in social business took her to India to direct a series of micro documentaries.

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