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Barba Bender

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by globaleagle, May 22, 2016.

  1. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...e/news-story/2fe89f74870b4a00b88d2e9275b72a4d



    THE Cronulla Sharks have put star fullback Ben Barba on welfare watch after an altercation with a teammate and a row with his heavily pregnant wife.

    The Sunday Telegraph can reveal Barba went on a recent bender and had to be separated from team mate Sosaia Feki after an disagreement in a Cronulla Hotel over a game of cards.

    Cronulla officials have denied the altercation was physical but another team mate Wade Graham had to accompany Barba to his home “for his own protection.”

    There he argued with his partner Ainslie Currie, who is expecting the couple’s fourth daughter within a week. The couple already have three daughters and are expecting a fourth.

    The next day Barba flew home to Mackay and was seen sobbing at the airport as he was about to board the plane.

    The incident took place before the Sharks had the weekend off earlier this month for the NRL representative round.
     
  2. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Don't you just hate the scumbag media? The link takes you to a page that says only subscribers can access premium articles and features. I don't think I'll be doing that. I'd take this 'story' with a very large amount of salt.

    I hate it when people delight in stories like these. Those that do are media puppets.
     
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  3. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Damn alcohol related mental health issues!
     
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  4. Wyllie Eagle

    Wyllie Eagle Active Member

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    'There he argued with his partner Ainslie Currie, who is expecting the couple’s fourth daughter within a week. The couple already have three daughters and are expecting a fourth'

    Give him a break, having 4 kids in a week would be enough to test most relationships Superb piece of writing!
     
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  5. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ah, sorry but it didn't do that "subscribers only" b/s when I first clicked on it. I'm definitely not a subscriber so maybe they changed it later?

    The gist of it is in the part I copied under it so hopefully you don't take too much salt...tis bad for you.
     
  6. Eagleheart

    Eagleheart Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cronulla Sharks NRL star Ben Barba put on welfare watch at his parents' house after drunkenly abusing his team mate before a nasty spat with his heavily pregnant wife
    • Ben Barba was sent home to Mackay, QLD, after the alcohol-fueled incident
    • He had a heated argument with team mate Sosaia Feki over a card game
    • The Cronulla Sharks star then had a row with pregnant wife Ainslie
    • The Sharks' CEO said: 'He broke out on the grog and doesn't handle it'
    • Barba has returned to training with the team after the May 7 altercation
    By Steven Trask For Daily Mail Australia

    Published: 11:34 EST, 22 May 2016 | Updated: 11:34 EST, 22 May 2016

    Troubled NRL star Ben Barba was put on welfare watch after a drinking binge ended with him drunkenly abusing a team mate before a nasty spat with his heavily-pregnant wife.

    The Cronulla Sharks sent Barba to stay with his parents in Mackay, east Queensland, to recover from the incident which began with him arguing with team mate Sosaia Feki over a game of cards.

    Although the club denied there was a physical altercation, Sharks forward Wade Graham had to escort Barba home from the Cronulla Hotel 'for his own protection', reported The Courier Mail.

    Troubled NRL star Ben Barba was put on welfare watch after a drinking binge ended with him drunkenly abusing a team mate before a nasty spat with his heavily-pregnant wife.

    The Cronulla Sharks sent Barba to stay with his parents in Mackay, east Queensland, to recover from the incident which began with him arguing with team mate Sosaia Feki over a game of cards.

    Although the club denied there was a physical altercation, Sharks forward Wade Graham had to escort Barba home from the Cronulla Hotel 'for his own protection', reported The Courier Mail.

    'We just felt the best place for him was home with his parents for a couple of days.

    'We have put a lot of work into him and he has been given a lot of welfare and support.'

    The Sharks currently sit first on the NRL ladder - two points clear of the Brisbane Broncos - and are eyeing up their first premiership win in the club's 50-year history.

    Barba was immediately sent home after the incident on Saturday May 7 and was seen crying at the airport before he got on the plane.

    The Sharks were so worried about their star playmaker they sent a welfare officer to check on Barba the next day.

    Barba has a troubled past and has had a number of brushes with alcohol in his NRL career.

    In 2012 he was sent to rehab while playing for the Canterbury Bulldogs where he was treated for a gambling addiction and anger management issues.

    He was cut from the Brisbane Broncos in 2014 before he was signed by the Sharks.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/nr...-Sharks-NRL-star-Ben-Barba-welfare-watch.html
     
  7. Eagleheart

    Eagleheart Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You have a great headline @globaleagle............!

    I only just noticed you had your thread after I posted.........! Doh.....!

    Please merge mine or delete it, whatever, sincere apolgies @globaleagle, you rock......! @:blush:
     
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  8. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nah, it's all good.

    I am going to delete mine.....

    then make a new thread about who should we have as a 5/8th!!

    lol

    edit: Annnnnnnnnnnnnd done

    Apologies to those who posted in mine...but you'll survive...I assume. :)
     
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  9. wedgetail eagle

    wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member

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    Argument over a card game.
    Did he go for his 6 shooter & say,
    "Are you callin' me a liar?" ;)
     
  10. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Storm in a teacup. Put him back into rehab for a couple of days, include a visit from a concerned Todd Greenburg, and Ben will be good to go again.
     
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  11. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    Not his go..
     
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  12. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    Unless you had a team list, the thread was null and void anyways lol.. Like a marriage minus the "consummation" hehe ;)
     
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  13. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Welfare watch? Fmd
    Another piss weak brat that can't handle the grog and gets away with shenanigans by pulling the mental health card.
    What ever happened to blokes like this simply being labelled a dick head and told to pull their head in? Now they're labelled 'fragile handle with care '
     
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  14. Eagleheart

    Eagleheart Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ah yes now I see that this thread has used my headline...............!!!

    That's cool @globaleagle, you can take the credit for my creativity...! ;)

    Now perhaps I will turn my attention to creating a thread about who should be our meat pie supplier at Brookie...................! Four'n Twenty and, nah way, scrap that. Maybe I could do a list of possible whingers, no I mean wingers......doh...! :)
     
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  15. Eagleheart

    Eagleheart Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    On a more serious note, is Barba's pregnant partner o.k. in all of this???
     
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  16. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Like Foran's partner - who cares when there is a precious footballer that is upset.
     
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  17. yokahontas

    yokahontas Well-Known Member

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    Very sorry for her, and can't help thinking she should've stuck to her guns a couple of years ago and not taken him back. Clearly he hasn't changed.

    It was a couple of weeks ago, she has probably had the baby by now. So the pertinent question is, where's he going to fit the tattoo of the baby's name? I don't think he's got space for another neck tatt?
     
  18. DUFFMAN

    DUFFMAN Active Member

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    Pay walls or subscriber access means just going through a back door.
    Just type the heading into google and you get a link to the stories without paying.
     
  19. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    lol.

    I actually did delete mine but I think one of our mods (who are far smarter than us mere mortals) undeleted (?) it and merged it with your far better named one!


    And as others have said.... I too hope his partner is doing well. I assume it's the same one from a couple of years ago.
     
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  20. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sounds like BB is fast becoming a Manly target !
     

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