NRL star Jack De Belin has been formally committed to stand trial for sexual assault charges on the eve of the 2020 NRL season.
The Dragons player fronted Woolongong District Court on Tuesday morning, where their trial was confirmed for March 2, 2020.
It is estimated the trial will take two weeks.
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De Belin is facing five sexual assault charges after an alleged incident with a 19-year-old woman at a Wollongong unit in December.
The 28-year-old is pleading not guilty and has been stood down from play until the court matters are resolved as part of the NRL’s no-fault policy.
Another man, 22-year-old Callan Sinclair, faces identical charges over the same incident.
They will return to court for a pre-trial mention on February 25, with bail to continue.