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GANG COLOURS: A member of the Nomads bikie gang.

GANG COLOURS: A member of the Nomads bikie gang. Source: News Limited

Two men charged over a bikie brawl at a Gold Coast rock 'n' roll festival, which left a 61-year-old bystander in hospital, both play for the same rugby league club but belong to opposing bikie gangs involved in the wild street fight.

Former NRL player Anthony Watts turned Finks outlaw motorcycle gang member has been charged with affray over the brawl during the Cooly Rocks On festival at Coolangatta last weekend.

Yesterday, Tugun Seahawks rugby league clubmate Jacob Little, who police allege is a Nomads gang nominee or trainee, appeared in Beenleigh Magistrates Court charged with assault occasioning bodily harm.

He is accused of punching the bystander who was trying to take his photo after the brawl at the Cooly Rocks On festival at Coolangatta last Saturday.

Little, 22, was arrested at Slacks Creek on Wednesday night and also charged with possessing a flick knife and obstructing police.

In court documents, police alleged Little was among a group of five men who got into a street brawl at the Cooly Rocks On festival with seven other men wearing Finks outlaw motorcycle gang gear.

A classic car was damaged in the fracas and a bystander captured the incident outside the Bellakai Cafe on camera.

Police allege Little demanded the man delete the image but he refused and Little punched him in the side of the head, causing an injury that needed five stitches.

Police opposed bail, saying Little was a Nomads nominee with convictions for violence.

Defence lawyer Terry Fisher rejected police concerns that Little might intimidate witnesses if given bail, saying there was no point as he had allegedly been captured on camera.

Mr Fisher said Little was working full-time as a carpenter and living in a stable relationship.

He said Little played for the Tugun Seahawks and also coached junior teams.

Magistrate Robert Quinlan said assault occasioning bodily harm was a serious charge made even more serious by the 61-year-old victim's age.

Mr Quinlan granted bail on conditions including that Little have no contact with the victim and report twice-weekly to police.

Little was also banned from going within 100m of the Bellakai Cafe and nearby Coolangatta Hotel.

Mr Quinlan said Little was 'lucky' to get bail given his criminal history and the circumstances and remanded him to reappear in court on July 11.

Watts, a former North Queensland Cowboy and Sydney Rooster who joined the Seahawks to try to resurrect his ruined NRL career, will face court later this month over the brawl.


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