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News: Des: NRL has drawn line in the sand

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    <p>PREMIERSHIP-WINNING coach Des Hasler has challenged the NRL to maintain its strict edict on player conduct, claiming Brett Stewart’s four-match ban has raised the bar for off-field standards. </p> <p>The brilliant fullback was suspended for four games by the NRL for being drunk at the Sea Eagles’ doomed season launch. He was also later charged with sexual assault, following an alleged incident in North Manly on the evening of Manly’s season launch.The NRL subsequently suspended the game’s pin-up boy and fined the Sea Eagles $100,000. </p> <p>Hasler now believes the NRL has set a strict precedent if players step out of line in future. </p> <p>“If it’s a four-week suspension for being inebriated at a club function then four weeks is a tough call ... compared to some of the happenings in the past,” he said. </p> <p>“If they are saying they have to make a stance then I guess they have made that stance.” </p> <p>Hasler ruled out the club taking the matter further with the NRL despite some rumours surfacing that Stewart’s counsel will seek an injunction against the game’s governing body. </p> <p>“We just have to accept what the NRL has adopted,” he said. </p> <p>“We just get on with life. What my thoughts are matters little. </p> <p>“It’s how David Gallop (NRL CEO) and the NRL board view it.” </p>

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  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Loyalty.  It's a grand thing.  Fatty and some others could learn a lot from Hasler.

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