Parramatta Eels have provided an update following an incident involving their player, Maika Sivo.

Sivo was charged with indecent annoyance while in Fiji during the close season but the Eels report that the charge has since been amended to indecent assault.

The club says: “Following today’s court hearing, the Club has been in discussions with Maika and his family in Fiji.

“Maika has been released from custody on bail but is unable to return to Australia prior to his next hearing in court.

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“While it is understood that the statement of facts regarding the incident remains the same, Maika’s charge has been amended to indecent assault.

“Maika and the Club are respectful of Fijian law and we continue to offer our full cooperation with local law enforcement authorities.

“The Eels will continue to liaise with the NRL Integrity Unit and will provide a further update to stakeholders as the situation progresses.”