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Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton to appear in court on Wednesday

By Lachlan Roberts 9 April 2018 0

Jack Wighton missed the Raiders 26-10 victory over the Bulldogs at GIO Stadium on Thursday night. Photo: Canberra Raiders.

Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday as he reportedly faces nine charges relating to an assault outside a Civic nightclub in February.

Just days after the birth of his second child, Wighton will face court after an alleged brawl outside Civic nightclub Academy.

The fullback could be stood down for the remainder of the season and it remains to be seen if he will be named in the side to face the Eels on Saturday night.

The Raiders have a history of enforcing strong punishment against inappropriate behaviour, having sacked Todd Carney (2008), Joel Monaghan (2010), Josh Dugan (2013) and Blake Ferguson (2013) due to various off-field incidents.

The 25-year-old missed the Raiders 26-10 victory over the Bulldogs at GIO Stadium on Thursday night, due to the birth of his second daughter.

ACT Policing released a media release on 16 February calling for witnesses to a series of violent incidents in which Wighton was believed to be involved.

“ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a series of incidents that occurred in Civic on Saturday, 3 February 2018,” it said.

“About 3.10 am, police attended the intersection of Mort Street and Bunda Street Civic, following reports of a disturbance between a number of people.

“Police received additional reports of three assaults occurring between 2.45 am and 3am near Bible Lane, Civic.”

Canberra Raiders vs Parramatta Eels at Canberra Stadium, Saturday 7:35 pm. Tickets available from Ticketek.

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