child sexual abuse charges
Rugby league "immortal" Graeme Langlands has been charged with child sexual abuse offences.
Police prosecutors allege the offences took place on the Gold Coast in the 1980s.
Langlands was charged on November 3 and was not present when the matter was heard in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning. The matter was adjourned until Monday.
Langlands, nicknamed Changa, was capped 45 times for Australia and played more than 200 games for Sydney club St George.
He is widely regarded as one of the game's greats and is listed as a league "immortal".
Langlands now lives at a nursing home in Sutherland Shire in New South Wales.
During a newspaper interview in April, the former league star was said to be suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
His neurologist said repeated concussions during his playing career contributed to his condition.