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Disgraced NRL star Owen Craigie is spat on as he's sentenced for a TENTH breach of an AVO

Former Newcastle Knights star Owen Craigie was spat on by a stranger outside court before being sentenced for a tenth AVO breach against his ex-girlfriend. 

Craigie was sentenced to a 12-month community corrections order last December after nine breaches of the AVO. 

Belmont Local Court on Monday heard the 41-year-old delivered food to his children's school on May 1 while under the impression his ex-partner was at work.

But after arriving at the school, Craigie noticed she was there and engaged in an 'emotional' conversation with her for 20 minutes before she drove away, the Daily Telegraph reported.

After school care workers then watched Craigie drive in the same direction as his ex, but it's not known where he went afterwards.

Former Newcastle Knights star Owen Craigie was spat on by a stranger outside court before being sentenced for a tenth AVO breach against his ex-girlfriend

Craigie already been sentenced to a 12-month community corrections order last December after nine breaches of the AVO

The court heard she was visibly distressed by the encounter.

The former Knight was arrested for the fresh breach the following day after school staff called police.

'This offence was not of a violent nature. Given the nature of this breach, it is not a matter where the threshold has been crossed,' Craigie's solicitor Kristy Wade told the court.

Magistrate Peter Barnett SC said Craigie, who had been spat on by a passer-by as he entered the courtroom, would end up in jail if he continued to break the law.

'He was given a community corrections order and it didn't even last four months,' Magistrate Barnett said as Craigie broke down in tears.   

The former NRL star's previous community corrections order was revoked and replaced with a new one that will last two years.

Under Craigie's new order, he is required to undergo psychological counselling and 150 hours of community service. 

He must not go within 50 metres of his former partner, her work or home. 

Last December Craigie sent a number of text messages and calls to his ex over 10 days.

He also tried to talk to her in her car, before showing up at her house on two occasions.   

Craigie's career spanned several different clubs including the Newcastle Knights, the Wests Tigers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

He also played for the Widnes Vikings in the English Super League. 

Craigie's career spanned several different clubs including the Newcastle Knights, the Wests Tigers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs

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