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The Who

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SBW has done quarantine and is now in the nrl bubble.

Though this is the car he's driving around in.




I've given up asking about what's in the cap and what's not. It's easier to assume uncle Nick just does the dodgy now vlandys is in chum mode.
I would assume that's a photo before the car had to be bubble-wrapped.
 

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Penrith are taking legal advice over scurrilous social media allegations they believe are designed to derail their premiership campaign.
Barely a week out from the start of the finals series, the fed-up Panthers have consulted lawyers over whether they can take action against those responsible.

The Panthers are ready to pursue those responsible as they look to put a destabilising whisper campaign to bed before the open their finals campaign.


“Panthers have been made aware of false allegations circulating on social media alleging inappropriate relationships between a former staff member and current staff members,” the Panthers said in a statement.

“The allegations are untrue. Panthers have instructed their lawyers and are also retaining cyber investigators to trace the source and sharing of the allegations and to apply the full force of the law including reporting the matter to the Police.

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Mose Masoe has just provided the best moment of the rugby league year, walking unassisted for the first time since suffering a spinal injury during a Super League game.

Masoe, a former NRL prop with the Roosters and Panthers, was playing a pre-season game for Hull KR against Wakefield in January when he was injured.

He was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery and coach Tony Smith revealed: "This is a career-ending injury. If Mose is able to walk again, that will be a success."

Now, he has done it.

The hulking 31-year-old, who spent nearly three months in a hospital bed, has taken his first unassisted steps. The enormous milestone came during a physio session, eight months after being warned that he may never walk again.
 

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The NRL has axed former referees boss Tony Archer as part of its cost-cutting blitz. An old Todd Greenberg favourite, Archer’s been working in pathways for three years since being controversially removed from the refereeing ranks after years of turmoil among whistle blowers.

Another former ref and bunker official, Steve Clark, has also been made redundant.

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TIGERS FINED FOR COVERING UP CAMERA

The Tigers have become the first club to be fined by the NRL this season for covering up dressing-room cameras during TV broadcasts.

It’s happened twice this year with Josh Aloiai and Luciano Leilua placing towels over the cameras before and after games while the networks are trying to get fans closer to the action.

The NRL handed out a $5000 suspended fine after their Round 8 game against the Panthers. The fine was then enforced when it happened again in Round 13 against Newcastle.

 

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I posted this elsewhere...



Hotel tycoon Arthur Laundy is heading bush next weekend on a 900km mission to sign two of rugby league’s most exciting youngsters.
The man who owns 72 pubs and is worth $833 million, will visit the parents of Penrith Panthers star rookie discoveries Matt Burton in Dubbo and Charlie Staines in Forbes.

Laundy, 79, recently signed as the major sponsor of the under-siege Canterbury Bulldogs and is determined to help new coach Trent Barrett turn the club back into a NRL powerhouse like the old days.

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The whole article is basically "what a hero this rich guy is for heading out and trying to sign a couple of good players for his beloved bulldogs."

Fair enough but -

When greenblurgh was changing the rules when targeting Manly (dodgily backed by some QC) both he and the media were attacking our own Brenda (RIP) for 'possibly some illegal third party dealings going on.

Why is it ok by the media (and the nrl) that Laundy can head out to throw money at these guys but apparently Manly broke a thousand rules with Brenda?

Has the rule changed or was it just a case of the Manly situation being a greenburg-hunt?

I read at times where Russell Crowe 'has chats' to potential signings but I thought he still had some ownership.

Meh...maybe I've missed something.
 

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There are going to be huge changes in the refereeing ranks at the end of the season. Not only is Bernard Sutton facing the chop as referees’ boss but his mate Russell Smith has been heavily criticised in a review of the department and faces an uncertain future.
 

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The drug tests on five Penrith players after the loss to Melbourne Storm in the premiership decider were the first at an NRL grand final for three years. No tests were done in 2018 or 2019.
 

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The drug tests on five Penrith players after the loss to Melbourne Storm in the premiership decider were the first at an NRL grand final for three years. No tests were done in 2018 or 2019.
Yes. Just mentioned this nugget in the Naden post without realising you'd captured it here.
We'll never know what red. white and blue Boosters they were on.
 

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Workers have signed yet another hooker a Tyrell Neiufi. Listed as a Hooker/Lock. Workers quote goal of regular NSW cup and make a push for the top 30? Certainly talking a good game. I read that he mainly played on the wing for the Roosters Fleg side in 2019. Which seems a big jump. Unusual compilation Wing/Hooker/Lock.

You have to wonder if any of ZDC Pissinghard and the Python are still at Blacktown with hookers and halves getting signed? Can you assist at all Smokin'?
No idea with ZDC,Phythian went back to Newcastle area after covid ended CC,he expressed that he would come back down to Workers if they wanted him in 2021 and remained in contact with Hales,don't know if anything has eventuated yet,doesn't look to be all players at training yet though.
In 2019 Neiufi played 80% on the wing and a couple in centres,he played one game starting in second row and one starting at lock(don't know if injuries or coach experimenting),he played a number off the bench but don't know where he played when came on.
Hard to think a winger would have the passing game to be a serious option as a dummy half,he was a winger as a junior too,don't know if there is a serious history of being a nine at grassroots though....
 

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