According to this article, regardless of the jury’s verdict on Jack de Belin, it won’t change the NRL ‘s stand down policy.
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I wouldn't have thought Fainu's charges would qualify him for the "over 11 year sentence" requirement.
Shouldn't be any delay - case could be run by video links. This whole covid thing is a huge beat up in Australia.Clearly some of the jury thought otherwise. Whilst no one could have predicted the delay caused by Covit this case highlights the extreme prejudice of this rule. A vexing issue indeed.
Not really. If he doesn't have an NRL ratified contract then he is not stood down and is just at the mercy of the legal system.. If a club wants to sign him up the the NRL can just choose to not validate that proposal due to his legal status.Becomes tricky now that he is out of contract....