Australian rugby league "Immortal" Graeme Langlands has been charged with six counts of indecent dealing with a girl under 16.
Langlands, 76, was charged earlier this month but was not present when his matter was mentioned in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday.
It is alleged the offences occurred on the Gold Coast in the early 1980s.
Langlands lives in a nursing home in New South Wales and is suffering from dementia and other health problems.
The former St George Dragons fullback and goal kicker, nicknamed "Changa", represented Australia in 45 Tests.
In 1999, Langlands was given the status of "Immortal", a title bestowed to only eight of rugby league's all-time greats.