The South Sydney Football Club has confirmed that Cody Walker is eligible for selection for the South Sydney feeder team, the North Sydney Bears, this weekend.

Walker’s court case was scheduled to be heard on 26 March of this year, however it was adjourned until a date in June. Walker has pleaded not guilty to the charges and maintains his innocence in this case.

Due to the delay in the matter being dealt with by the courts, combined with strong representation by the Rugby League Players’ Association, the Club has reconsidered its original position on the matter.

The Club also advised the National Rugby League of this and they support the Club’s decision.