NRL 2021: Ex-Brisbane Broncos player Jamil Hopoate, pleads guilty to assault after spitting on bouncers following poker room fight

Jamil Hopoate’s rugby league career is in limbo after the former Broncos back-rower pleaded guilty to hitting his partner to the ground before allegedly getting in his car and driving away from the scene.

Hopoate, who has not got a club for 2021, pleaded guilty to two charges of common assault in Port Macquarie court on Tuesday.

The son of NRL cult hero John struck his partner, Shae Beathe, in the car park of the Club Panthers licensed venue in Port Macquarie on December 28 last year.

It came after Hopoate was thrown out for spitting on security after he and Beathe – the mother of his nine-month-old child – became embroiled in an argument.

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Beathe reportedly asked Hopoate to leave the club’s poker room and go home but the former Broncos forward bent and threw his partner’s key card to the ground.

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