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Carney signs with Roosters

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by clontaago, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Former Canberra bad boy Todd Carney has been given a rugby league lifeline - with the Atherton Roosters in Far North Queensland.

    Carney has signed a one-year deal with the club, which plays in the Cairns competition.

    The contract was registered with the Cairns District Rugby League on Wednesday with Carney now waiting for a clearance from the Raiders, the club that sacked him last August after a string of alcohol-related incidents.

    Canberra supremo John McIntyre had said last month there was no way he would allow the former star half-back to play anywhere except Goulburn, Carney’s home town and Canberra’s feeder competition.

    Carney had signed to play with Huddersfield in the Super League but UK immigration officials refused him a visa because of his police record.

    The news comes as former Cronulla star Greg Bird signed a contract with Les Catalans in France.

    Riolo said the Raiders had no grounds not to grant a clearance given they sacked Carney last year and he was no longer on their books.

    While clearances go through individual clubs, Riolo has consulted NRL chief executive David Gallop about the move.

    "I spoke to David Gallop today and he said as far as he was concerned there was no issue with Todd playing in Atherton," Riolo said.

    "Todd just wants to get on with his life.

    "He’s applied to be registered and is going through the registration process.

    "Hopefully, there’s no issues but if there are, we’ll deal with that at the time."


    News Limited newspapers
     
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Ambiguous headline - I wonder if we are still considering him
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Please post these through the Articles >> Submit Articles
     
  4. Chip and Chase

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

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    Just what Todd Carney needs.....a stint in FNQ on the rums. How long will he last before he's plastered and pestering some swedish backpacker chick at one of the many watering holes ?
     
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    On the news it was reported that the Raiders or the NRL, can't remember which, are trying to stop him!!! Will be interesting.
     
  6. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    He also has a job working at a Hotel up there apparently.......
     
  7. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I don't think Canberra's McIntyre has a leg to stand on. The issue was always about the NRL and he is not playing in that. The Raiders have him off their books as far as I know and he should be fine to play in Qld.
     
  8. BradfordFan

    BradfordFan New Member

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    Raiders should just get over it, they let him go, they stated they don't want him back in Green.. and he's not signed for an NRL club.
     
  9. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Atherton is not far away from Townsville........

    and a certain injury prone, Origin certainty..
     
  10. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    No way Fro, they couldn't do that!!

    Sitting out of the NRL for a year means just that!!
     
  11. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    do you believe in the tooth fairy too Mark?
     
  12. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    Geez that would be the last thing he needs one would think.
     
  13. Chip and Chase

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

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    This bloke never learns

    Police charge former NRL player Todd Carney with malicious damage

    March 07, 2009 Sacked Canberra playmaker Todd Carney is in trouble again, charged by police with malicious damage after an alleged incident in Goulburn last weekend.

    The former NRL bad boy was allegedly captured on CCTV cameras jumping on several cars in Goulburn, south of Sydney.

    Carney and another man have been arrested and charged and will appear in court next month.

    Police viewed the security footage before making the arrests.

    The latest incident comes just a week before Carney was due to play for Atherton Roosters in the Cairns and District rugby league competition in an attempt to save his career.

    With the NRL refusing to register Carney for 2009, he signed with English club Huddersfield, only to have his visa application rejected due to drink driving offences.

    AAP
     
  14. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    Some people allegedly never learn.

    I still can’t believe the reports that he wanted 400K next year, you’d have to have rocks in your head to pat him that given the risks associated with his past record.
     

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