Joel Thompson stood down by Raiders

Joel Thompson was today stood down by the Canberra Raiders after the second rower was charged with assault occasioning in actual bodily harm last month.

It's understood Thompson was charged on January 22 and is due to appear in court on February 25.

He was arrested yesterday before appearing in the ACT Magistrates Court today. Bail was later granted on the condition he does not approach or intimidate the alleged victim.

A 2007 junior Australia player, Thompson made his first grade debut for the Raiders last year.