Cronulla teen charged after a police officer was punched during NRL match

A Cronulla man, 19, has been charged after a female police officer was injured while trying to break up a fight at the Sharks vs Dragons NRL match.

Police were managing the crowd at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Sunday when they saw a fight break out between two men.

As police tried to separate the pair, a female police officer was punched in the face several times.

She suffered bruising and redness to her cheek and ear.

The man was escorted from the ground and taken to Miranda police station where he was charged with affray, assaulting police and resisting arrest.

He was released on strict bail with conditions barring him entry into Shark Park and consuming alcohol in licensed premises including a public place.

He will face Sutherland Local Court on April 24.