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Any of You Guys Still Fit and Feel Like a Game?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Lord Eagleton, May 12, 2014.

  1. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

    +834 / 24
    Because they are looking for rugby league players down at Cronulla. Thats majority of their 1st grade team goneski...i guess the 2 year bans will kick in within a month or two?

    IN an amazing climax to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority’s (ASADA) inquiry into the use of prohibited substances in two football codes, almost 60 players are facing possible sanctions.
    According to a report in Fairfax newspapers, 17 players from Cronulla’s 2011 NRL squad and up to 40 from AFL club Essendon’s class of 2012 will be issued with show-cause letters as early as this week.

    With new chief executive Ben McDevitt set to start in his role on Monday, ASADA are reportedly ready to act — 15 months after the ‘darkest day’ in Australian sport press conference. if the breaches are upheld then it’s certainly the worst-possible scenario for both the NRL and AFL.
    The receipt of a show-cause letter is a preliminary step towards a player being banned and any player issued with such a notice has a right of reply. Should the player fail to show cause as to why they should not be charged, ASADA then places them on its register of findings. At this point the NRL and AFL will be expected to issue infraction notices.
    Any player issued with an infraction notice for the use of a prohibited substance will face a mandatory two year ban.

    more to follow
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +11,498 / 254
    Most of their 2011 are at other Clubs now, so if ASADA issues any notices, then most Clubs will be affected.
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    +5,437 / 74
    That's the major problem with the time frames here it was so long ago that sharks won't be the ones to suffer, the rest of the league will.

    Still 17 players is a fair chunk!
  4. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

    +834 / 24
    I knew that a number of players had moved on but there is still quite a few still at the club, no? I havent done the figures, but guessing about 9 or 10 still in their squad
  5. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

    +1,055 / 0
    That is significant and potentially has major ramifications.
    Looks as though it could get very messy too, with so many guys involved......Maybe Benchi Marshall got wind of it...hence the move away from the Sharks.

    Bet some legal eagles are lurking with anticipation too.
  6. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,338 / 31
    I think last time i read it was only 7 players left.

    The reality of it is of those 17 some have also retired or gone overseas. So its going to be interesting how they apply penalties because effectively the active players get hit harder than the retired ones.
  7. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +8,870 / 99
    As long as there's no Manly players, I couldn't care less.

    Cronulla Sharks 2011 squad:
    Paul Aiton, Colin Best, Jason Bukuya, Andrew Clayton, Dean Collis, Josh Cordoba, Luke Douglas, Stuart Flanagan, Paul Gallen, Nathan Gardener, Isaac Gordon, Wade Graham, Trent Grubb, Albert Kelly, Kose Lelei, Ricky Leutele, Johnny Mannah, Stewart Mills, John Morris, Matt Parata, Ben Pomeroy, Scott Porter, Jeremy Smith, Tim Smith, Kade Snowden, Nathan Stapleton, Taulima Tautai, Ryan Tongia, Anthony Tupou, Siosaia Vave, John Williams, Broderick Wright, Matthew Wright.
  8. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +11,498 / 254

    AITON, Paul
    BEST, Colin
    BUKUYA, Jason
    COLLIS, Dean
    CORDOBA, Josh
    DOUGLAS, Luke
    FLANAGAN, Stuart
    FRIZELL, Tyson
    GALLEN, Paul

    GARDNER, Nathan
    GORDON, Isaac
    GRAHAM, Wade
    KELLY, Albert
    LEUTELE, Ricky
    MANNAH, Jon
    MILLS, Stewart
    MORRIS, John
    POMEROY, Ben
    PORTER, Scott
    SMITH, Jeremy
    SMITH, Tim
    SNOWDEN, Kade

    STAPLETON, Nathan
    TAUTAI, Taulima
    TOWNSEND, Chad
    TUPOU, Anthony

    VAVE, Siosaia
    WILLIAMS, John
    WRIGHT, Broderick
    WRIGHT, Matthew
    31 players

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