Roosters' Sa denies police assault Roosters star Setaimata Sa has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a female police officer at a Sydney hotel. The New Zealand international was arrested in August after allegedly smashing a window, abusing staff and hitting a female police officer with a gate at the Coogee Bay Hotel. Police allege they found him inside even though he had been refused entry for being too drunk. He has pleaded not guilty to assaulting the officer but guilty to malicious damage, resisting police and refusing to leave the venue. His bail has been continued until the matter returns to court next month. Inglis to contest assault charges Melbourne Storm star Greg Inglis has announced he will contest charges that he assaulted his girlfriend. Surrounded by club officials, Inglis appeared in Sunshine Magistrates Court today, where an April hearing date was set. He will remain on bail until that time. Police will call two witnesses in their prosecution of Inglis, the court heard. It is alleged Inglis assaulted girlfriend Sally Robinson on August 9, and he is charged with unlawful assault and recklessly causing injury. His lawyers say self-defence is an issue in the case, not because Inglis was defending himself, but because he was trying to stop his girlfriend from hurting herself. Inglis is expected to join the Australian team for its tour of England and France next week. Melbourne Storm chief executive Brian Waldron said the hulking back would now concentrate on playing for Australia. AUSTRALIAN and Melbourne Storm NRL premiership star Greg Inglis will argue he was protecting his girlfriend, not assaulting her, when he contests charges at a hearing next year. Inglis fronted the Sunshine Magistrates' Court in suburban Melbourne for the third time today, with his lawyers formally indicating the matter would be contested. Inglis, who is regarded as one of the greatest rugby league players in the world, will now turn his attention to playing for Australia in the Four Nations tournament in England and France next week. It is alleged Inglis assaulted his girlfriend Sally Robinson on August 9. After briefly hearing the case today, Magistrate Noreen Toohey urged lawyers for Inglis to have further discussions with police.