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Toovey fine stands

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by CAMBO, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. CAMBO

    CAMBO New Member

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    @proshenks: BREAKING NEWS: The $10,000 fine for Geoff Toovey's post-Souths blow-up stands. Sea Eagles appeal against breach notice unsuccessful #NRL
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    2V now has to come out and screech CONSPIRACY - that way he will be cleared :mad:

    Although, watching Greenturd's credibility decay by the day, is worth $10k :p
     
  3. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    If the Cowgirls don't cop the same, it's a joke.

    But you can bet nothing will happen to JT the koala.

    And he blatantly came out and said the NRL were cheats. No veiled suggestions or minced words. "You's are cheats"
     
  4. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They must fine Thurston and Henry now. If they don't it will show up their pro-Queensland bias.... ;-p
     
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    All Toovs called for is an investigation. Isn't that about to happen? Why pay a fine for asking for something the NRL are about to do. Seems wacky to me.
     
  6. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's ridiculous.
     
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  7. 1969

    1969 Well-Known Member

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    The NRL are bringing themselves into disrepute.

    So now they are going to say, JT was ok but 2V was not?

    This will blow up!

    I call on Bones to take over the Talkin Sport airways this week and call for Greenturds nuts! Or should we get Burgess, he is more qualified?
     
  8. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

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    Greenturd you corrupt merkin
     
  9. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait for the new rugby league competition to start up. Time for clubs like Manly to get away from the NRL.
     
  10. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    So for discussion sake here below is the relevant part of the NRL Code of Conduct which forms the governing rules in this instance.

    "Public Comment
    31. (1) No Club or person bound by this Code shall comment adversely on, or with
    respect to:
    (a) The ARLC;
    (b) The NRL;
    (c) An officer or employee of the ARLC or the NRL (including the Chief
    Executive Officer and the Salary Cap Auditor);
    (d) The NRL Competition;
    (e) The National Youth Competition;
    (f) The Related Competitions;
    (g) The Representative Competitions;
    (h) The Other Competitions;
    (i) A Club;
    (j) The performance of a Match Official; or
    (k) Any matter which has been, is, or is likely to be, the subject of a
    proceeding before the ARLC, the NRL Judiciary, the Match Review
    Committee, the Anti-Doping Tribunal, the Salary Cap Review Committee,
    the NRL Appeals Committee or any other committee or tribunal
    established by the ARLC or the NRL;
    on the Internet or on a public occasion.
    (2) For the purposes of sub-Rule (1), “comment adversely” means to make any
    comment, whether orally or in writing, or to perform any action that is or might:
    (a) Be detrimental to;
    (b) Bring into disrepute;
    (c) Be inconsistent with;
    (d) Be contrary to; and/or
    (e) Be prejudicial to;
    the best interests, image or welfare of the ARLC, the NRL Competition, the National Youth Competition, the Related Competitions, the Representative Competitions, the Clubs or the Game"

    You cant have Toovey fined and not Thurston, otherwise the ARLC will seriously lose credibility on this issue.

    A strict interpretation would most definitely have both 2V & Thurston in breach.
     
  11. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think they lifted that rule directly from the Constitution of the People's Republic of China...
     
  12. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    SMH story today seems to say Matai try should have been given by the NRL own's rules.

     
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  13. Chip and Chase

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

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    Agree. C'mon, there needs to be an investigation.
     
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  14. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    NRL Code of Conduct.

    Investigations
    44. In any case, and at any time, the Chief Executive Officer may:
    (1) Investigate a Player or Club Official for a breach of a provision of this Code;
    (2) Appoint a person or persons to investigate a Player or Club Official for a breach
    of a provision of this Code;
    (3) Form a panel to consider the findings of any investigation and, in turn, receive
    recommendations from that panel regarding the matter; and
    (4) If the Chief Executive Officer, in his absolute discretion, considers it appropriate,
    act on recommendations from the panel regarding a Player or Club Official
    regarding any suspected breach of a provision of this Code.
    Where a Club Also Acts
    45. (1) Where a breach of a provision of this Code involving a Player or Club Official
    has occurred, the Chief Executive Officer may, subject to Rule 47, proceed
    against that Player or Club Official pursuant to Part 2 of the NRL Rules unless
    he forms the view, in his absolute discretion, that the Player or Club Official has
    already been sufficiently punished by action taken against that Player or Club
    Official for the same conduct by his Club.
    (2) To remove any doubt, nothing in this Code prevents the Chief Executive Officer
    from investigating, causing to be investigated or proceeding against a Player or
    Club Official for a breach of a provision of this Code where, in relation to the
    same conduct, the Club with which that Player or Club Official is associated has
    already taken action or imposed a punishment against that Player or Club
    Official.
     
  15. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    As Terry Kennedy said on BSB this morning, Toovey was fined when he didn't actually question the integrity of the officials. He did question their competency, but not their integrity. What Thurston, Henry and just about anyone else with a Cowboys shirt that can find a microphone has done, has accused the NRL of corruption. If that doesn't bring massive fines, I don't what does.
     
  16. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    every step the nrl take at the moment they are making themselves look like idiots, seriously what is their problem. they would be better off saying nothing rather than continuously putting their foot in their mouths
     
  17. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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  18. Dee Why Eagle

    Dee Why Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Appalling.
    Next time Toovey needs to vent, he should just preface with "to quote [Thurston/Henry]....." then proceed to quote.
     
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  19. kingyfan

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    From the lurker

    Toovey wasn't showing raw emotion?
    Geoff Toovey has every right to ask the NRL why he had to pay a $10k fine for his recent rant while Neil Henry and Johnathan Thurston escape scot free after declaring there is a conspiracy to have two Sydney teams play in the grand final. "He spoke from the heart. He showed raw emotion," NRL head of football Todd Greenberg said in explaining why the Cowboys coach wasn't censured. So Toovey wasn't speaking from the heart and showing raw emotion?
     
  20. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The refusal to admit the Toovey fine was disproportionate is starting to look like Greenberg's version of Gallop suspending Brett Stewart for 4 weeks. He'll never admit he was wrong even when the evidence is overwhelming.
     
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