1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Dragons Statement: Russell Packer

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by mozgrame, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    7,029
    3,022
    Ratings:
    +4,602 / 45
    Dragons.com.au – January 6, 2015

    There has been considerable speculation in relation to the St George Illawarra Dragons and Russell Packer who was released on Monday from custodial care, as a result of pleading guilty to a charge of assault.

    The Club has not sought to register a playing contract with the NRL, however, it has agreed to play a part in his rehabilitation through its established programs in Education and Welfare and in particular, because of the long association Dragons Director of Recruitment and Retention, Peter Mulholland, has had with Russell and his family.

    Russell has a strong desire to spend time with his fiancee and two children, continue his education and seek employment in the community, ahead of any rugby league priority.

    Clearly, for Russell to return to the NRL he will need to demonstrate to the Dragons and the NRL that he is ready to have a contract registered.

    The Dragons will provide further updates if and as required.

    http://www.zerotackle.com/nrl/dragons-statement-russell-packer-16132/
     
  2. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    5,754
    1,513
    Ratings:
    +4,261 / 131
    You are a grub packer and should never play NRL again
     
  3. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    8,569
    2,433
    Anywhere but Parramatta
    Ratings:
    +5,355 / 111
    Round 4.
    [hr]
    So now he's been in the big house do we call him fudge packer?
     
  4. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    5,012
    1,996
    Hervey Bay
    Ratings:
    +3,552 / 32
    He should be deported.
     
  5. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    5,012
    1,996
    Hervey Bay
    Ratings:
    +3,552 / 32
    Is he an Australian resident? If not surely he would be a candidate for deportation.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

    5,821
    1,931
    Ratings:
    +6,412 / 257
    Statement reads like the Dragons knew they had no chance of getting the contract registered so they're trying to sound like a bunch of nice guys.

    Here's an idea - spend that effort on a guy that didn't stomp on someones head, who actually deserves a shot. It's not like they'll be competing for the 8 this year...
     
  7. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

    5,531
    2,485
    Ratings:
    +5,825 / 53
    Spot on loobs. The NRL has obviously told them they won't register a contract for him.
     
  8. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

    1,375
    376
    Sydney
    Ratings:
    +742 / 16
    He would have been if he wasn't successful in having his sentenced reduced to one year, any more, he would have been deported after serving his time.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    6,619
    1,732
    Ratings:
    +3,648 / 66
    Not that different from us and that knights player
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

    5,821
    1,931
    Ratings:
    +6,412 / 257
    I wasn't for that either, but at least he was pending his court date so he wasn't officially guilty of anything.

    This is more like if we made it very clear that we would be signing Jamil Hopoate as soon as he was released, then released a transparent statement full of waffle that basically said "yeah nah the NRL knocked back our request to him reinstated so we're no focusing on footy right now. We just want him to get his life back together because we care about that stuff soooooo much..."
     
  11. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    7,029
    3,022
    Ratings:
    +4,602 / 45
    George Rose will be happy. I know I am. :)
     
  12. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    6,619
    1,732
    Ratings:
    +3,648 / 66
    Fair point - either way both clubs were trying to polish a turd
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. eagle66

    eagle66 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    375
    128
    Ratings:
    +273 / 11
    I am a bit concerned that StGeorge say " he will need to demonstrate to the Dragons and the NRL that he is ready to have a contract registered."
    Should it not read, "that he is ready to be part of the community" ?
     
  14. Chip and Chase

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

    12,810
    3,170
    Ratings:
    +6,282 / 44
    Just put him in the same programme that ferguson and barba went through and that'll get the NRL rubber stamp. He should be right for round one.
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page