NRL star Brett Stewart will face trial in September over claims he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl after his club’s 2009 season launch.
The 25-year-old Manly fullback was last month committed to stand trial over the alleged assault.
Today, Stewart appeared on crutches in Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court when his matter was briefly mentioned.
Justice Peter Berman set a trial date of September 13.
Stewart has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual intercourse without consent and assault with an act of indecency.
The alleged incident happened in March last year outside the teenager’s North Manly apartment complex.
Stewart did not say anything in court today and declined to speak to reporters outside.