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News: Roosters pair free to play

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by blitzkrieg, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. blitzkrieg

    blitzkrieg Active Member

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    <div id="storybody" /><p><strong>Jake Friend and Sandor Earl are free to play for Sydney Roosters against St George-Illawarra at WIN Jubilee on Friday night.</strong></p>

    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4040-roosters-pair-free-to-play.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Watmough Jr needs to never play again.
     
  3. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    I read in the SMH (i think), that Keiran Foran was there when this all happened and the NRL wants a report from Manly.  Foran is mates with Pearce apparently
     
  4. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fittler was an absolute goose for going public in support of the players before the full story came out.  He needs to play the old "We are waiting for reports from the police etc" line. He will look very stupid if the player version is a bit skewed from the truth.
     
  5. Guest

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    Foran is school mates with Pearce and they played junior football together for the bears/North Sydney Marist high.  

    Hopefully this will turn Foran off the roosters as he will now realise that they are just a bunch of losers.  

    BTW where is Gallop?  Nowhere to be seen when the club involved is run by Politis.  Saucer of milk for Gallop.

    Fittler has also shown what a goose he is as well.  Imagine saying that nothing happened and trying to defend serial offenders like Friend.  
     
  6. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pearce did Year 11/12 at Barker where he played Rugby. Foran has not been mentioned at all - Pearce is not under investigation but is a witness for the other two. No story at all.
     
  7. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What a effing joke that is. They go brawling at a night club punch a girl, knock her to the ground, give her concussion, bruising to her face and pain to her neck and back but the Roosters do nothing but decide to review their alcohol policy and allow these idiots to play this weekend. This is a far contrast to when Brett Stewart was banned from playing for 4 weeks for being drunk at an official function and was refused service at the bar. Come on Gallop, if the club is refusing to stand down the two players for 2 weeks like previous precedence when other players have played up since the Brett Stewart incident then ban them for 4 weeks as they have done a far greater injustice than being drunk at a bar. They have brought the game in to disrepute far more than Brett did by being drunk at a function.
     
  8. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I agree with problems with consistency Jethro but Stewart did have very serious allegations levelled at him. The joke was the Gallop and his gang of Plus 4s claimed that his ban had nothing to do with the 'sexual assault' allegations but rather behaviour bringing the game into disrepute.

    If that is the case, those two Roosters should also have the same thing applied to them. If the club doesn't act, the NRL should. Otherwise it smacks of double standards.

    This Friend character is obviously a troubled one, given being in court last week for DUI and in this sort of 'fix' a few days later.
     
  9. Guest

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    That obviously explains why he plays the way he does.
     
  10. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    CW, not sure how Pearce could be at Barker when he was winning an MCC A grade comp with Marist College. This was in year 12 and Liam Foran was in the same team.
     
  11. eggson

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    Sexual assault, punching a woman in the face... it's all violence against women and Australia says no...  but the Roosters and Gallop say 'we might let this one slip through quietly after the women in league round and hope people think we've done enough...'
     
  12. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not sure either. He was definitely at Barker though. I will check with a friend who was with him in the same year at one stage. Could be he left prior to Year 12 or did his HSC over more than one year.
     
  13. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Exactly. They're a bunch of wankers full of double standards ! ! !
     
  14. Chip and Chase

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

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    I was interested to read that the other party in this fracas was our very own Nick "The Koala" Bradley. Perhaps these two latte sippers were dissin' Manly.
     
  15. DUFFMAN

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    Kieran Foran is reported to of started this by throwing ice cubes at Nick Bradleys group.

    How are the NRL allowing the 2 roosters players to keep playing when other players are getting suspened and misbehaving in public
     
  16. Jethro

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    Gallop will probably ban Kieran Foran & Nick Bradley from playing simply because they play for Manly.
     
  17. Stillman

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    What was Nick Bradley doing at Tank? It is a blue light disco for 18 year olds
     
  18. ManlyBacker

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    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25715315-5012431,00.html

    David Gallop defends stand on Sydney Roosters

    THE NRL was forced to defend itself against accusations of a double standard yesterday after steering clear of issuing its own penalty against troubled Roosters players Sandor Earl and Jake Friend.

    The Roosters yesterday cleared Earl and Friend to play St George Illawarra on Friday night despite police charging them with assault on Monday. They are next due in court on July 20.

    The pair were with a group of Roosters players at a Sydney nightclub last weekend celebrating the club's first win in seven weeks. But there was an altercation with another group celebrating a 21st birthday and a woman was knocked to the ground suffering bruises and concussion.

    This year, the NRL stepped in and suspended Manly's Brett Stewart for four matches, when the Sea Eagles named him to play in round one despite his drunkeness at the club's season launch.

    It is understood Cronulla was pressured to suspend halfback Brett Seymour also this year after he was photographed with his shirt off lying drunk in a flower bed.

    The Sharks suspended him for two games.

    But NRL chief executive David Gallop said it had conducted its own preliminary investigation along with receiving a report from the Roosters.

    "Everything is in considerable dispute," Gallop said.

    "If that situation was to change then we would expect the club to take action and we would reserve our right to do so as well."

    Roosters chief executive Steve Noyce said the players' version differed with other witnesses and police had let him view security camera footage, which did not show anything conclusive.

    But he said his players would face severe sanctions if the charges were proven in court.

    "Nobody wants to see anything like this take place and everyone is entitled to be upset at the fact a woman has been hurt," Noyce said.

    "But the emotion of that can't stop us ensuring that we accurately establish the true cause.

    "In saying that, I'm not questioning what others may have said. I am simply pointing out that there is a need to go through the proper (court) process.

    "The presumption of innocence is the system we operate on in Australia."

    Friend was also this year suspended for two matches and fined $10,000 for drink-driving before he appeared in court.

    Both the Roosters and the NRL said the facts of that incident were not in dispute.

    Noyce said he had not spoken to the chief victim of Saturday night's incident, 31-year-old Kristy Bradley, the niece of ABC Radio's chief league commentator David Morrow, but had contacted her family.

    Gallop said it was unacceptable that a woman had been hurt and that no one had noticed her predicament.

    Morrow has voiced his anger that no Roosters players checked to see if his niece was all right. Her brother, former Tigers and Manly player Nick Bradley, was also injured in the altercation.

    "To the extent that we can apologise for what happened on Sunday morning we most certainly apologise to the young woman," Gallop said.

    Yesterday, Morrow said he was comfortable with the two players not being suspended.

    "I'm a great believer in you are innocent until proven guilty," he said.

    "The incidents involving Cronulla's Greg Bird and Stewart are different. I believe standing down the three Roosters players would set a dangerous precedent and opens up a whole different can of worms.

    "But should they be found guilty in court, then the club and the league should throw the book at them."

    Manly's co-chairman Scott Penn reopened the debate for the establishment of an independent tribunal empowered to deal with player off-field misbehaviour.

    "It would take player punishment out of the hands of an individual club, yet still be under the NRL umbrella," he said.
     
  19. ManlyBacker

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    http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/sport/nrl/story/0,26799,25715510-5006066,00.html

    FRUSTRATED NRL boss David Gallop has told the Roosters to stop mixing their drinks when it comes to alcohol policy and claimed their approach this season is "all over the shop".

    Roosters chief executive Steve Noyce yesterday refused to stand down players Sandor Earl and Jake Friend, who attracted assault charges following a fight at Tank nightclub early on Sunday morning that left Kristy Bradley, the niece of ABC radio identity David Morrow, with facial bruising.

    But the incident forced Noyce to admit the club's current policy - which was relaxed earlier this season - wasn't working and was now under immediate review.

    The revelation came after crisis talks with Gallop at NRL headquarters yesterday morning.

    "While we accept the allegations that have been made are all subject to a police investigation, it is clear the club's approach to alcohol this year has been all over the shop," Gallop said yesterday.

    "Their approach and therefore their message has been inconsistent and confusing. We agreed today that it was critical to fix (it) after what has happened."

    Speaking for the first time since the weekend's incident, Noyce warned Earl and Friend faced "severe sanction" if any of the charges were proven.
     
  20. Fro

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    "Everything is in considerable dispute," Gallop said.

    FMD I would have thought they were in disute in the Stewart case as well unless he's changed to a guilty plea.
     

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