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NZ born Wests Tigers player Michael Chee Kam charged over alleged assault of Sydney rideshare driver

NRL player Michael Chee Kam and another man have been charged over the alleged assault of a rideshare driver at Sydney's Bondi Beach.

The pair is accused of punching the driver repeatedly through his car's open window on Campbell Parade about 10.30pm on Sunday night.

Police were flagged down and later arrested 26-year-old Chee Kam, who plays for Wests Tigers, and an 18-year-old friend who were in a taxi nearby.

They were charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault. The men are expected to appear at Waverley Local Court on February 5.

An NRL spokesman said the integrity unit was aware of the matter but because charges had been laid the organisation wouldn't comment further.

A Wests Tigers spokesman said the club was working with the integrity unit.

New Zealand-born Chee Kam made his first-grade debut with the Manly Sea Eagles in 2014 before joining the Tigers in 2016.

The Samoan international has played 54 NRL games scoring four tries.

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Michael Chee Kam in action for the Tigers at day 2 of the Downer NRL Auckland Nines, Eden Park, Sunday 5th February, 2017. Source: Photosport