North Queensland prop Scott Bolton has been charged with indecent assault following an incident in Bondi on Saturday night.
NSW Police confirmed a 30-year-old Queensland man had been charged with assault with an act of indecency and granted conditional bail.
Bolton will appear in Waverley Local Court on June 19.
The NRL confirmed the integrity unit had been made aware of the alleged incident.
The club said it was co-operating with police however did not make comment on Bolton’s immediate playing future or whether he would be stood down.
The Cowboys have stayed on in Sydney following Friday’s win over Penrith in Bathurst ahead of Thursday’s clash with Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.
Police were called to a Campbell Parade bar late on Saturday night where a female patron claimed she’d been indecently assaulted.
Bolton has played 215 games for the Cowboys since debuting in 2007 and was a part of their 2015 grand final victory.
He is the Cowboys’ third-longest serving current player behind co-captains Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott and has earned the fifth-most caps for the club.
The Cowboys have endured a torrid opening to the season with three wins from nine games after being branded one of the competition favourites in the pre-season.