Jamil Hopoate representing NSW Combined Catholic Colleges versus Queensland in 2011.

Jamil Hopoate representing NSW Combined Catholic Colleges versus Queensland in 2011. Photo: Anthony Johnson

Rising rugby league player Jamil Hopoate has been charged with assault after allegedly punching a man outside a northern beaches pub in Sydney on Saturday night.

Hopoate was charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company and one count of affray.

The son of former NRL star John Hopoate and brother of Parramatta's star recruit Will, Jamil has a chequered past before even featuring in first grade.

Jamil Hopoate training in the 2012-13 off-season following his sacking from the Parramatta Eels.

Jamil Hopoate training in the 2012-13 off-season following his sacking from the Parramatta Eels. Photo: Nick Moir

The 19-year-old is considered a promising backrow prospect, currently with the Manly Sea Eagles, but his immediate future in the game is now in the hands of the NRL's Integrity Unit, the club confirmed in a statement.

In 2012, Hopoate was sacked by the Eels, who were unimpressed with his off-field behaviour after he defied instructions not to leave the NRL's official rookies camp - designed to educate the game's young stars on their responsibilities.

He has also previously had his driver's licence suspended for six months for mid-range drink-driving.

AAP